That is a question with which I have wrestled for some time. Many people have urged me to blog for years, but I have not taken them up on it until now. My background is journalism, so I think I can write reasonably well. I even enoy writing. But many blogs seem to be fulltime jobs; I don’t have that much time.
I sometimes wonder whether I would have anything of consistent value to add to public discussion by blogging, but I will take a chance and give it a shot. After all, I’ve read some other blogs. If I come across like a complete idiot, at least I would have plenty of company! Besides, maybe the habit of writing itself will compel me into meaningful thought. I doubt I’ll focus on legal issues very often (just like I don’t watch legal dramas on tv), but I expect I may go there from time to time.
So, read or don’t read. I don’t really write this for anyone other than myself. If you enjoy it or find something useful, I am glad. If you do not, I hope you find something else that blesses you. And feel free to drop me a note with useful advice. I’m not going to promise to take it, but I will certainly consider it.
As I start this blog, my wife is reading The Call of the Wild aloud to our children (ages 10 & 11). I recall years ago hearing that the book was written in a very short amount of time – I think it was about a month. As a result, I never held it in terribly high esteem and managed to mostly avoid it growing up. Now, I cannot escape it for the moment. That is not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy hearing my wife. But it is distracting.
So, this first blog entry will be brief. Farewell until the next time.