What The Hell I’ve Been Up To, Anyway

More of my energy has been going into book reading/reviewing and photography lately so you have no doubt noticed a longer time between posts here lately.

Well, I have, even if all two dozen of you have been too polite to say anything. But what I’m not writing (or writing) has been bugging me.

Political posts have a point (as Buffy would say, they are “entirely pointy”) yet I don’t want to just post about W’s insanity, the mistakes the U.S. is making overseas, the political campaigning, and the so-called liberal media’s lack of serious reporting on too many important issues. For one thing, other smart people are covering those beats, often with humor, already. For another thing, it gets too goddamn depressing.

I don’t want to post about work: work is web stuff for me, and there is a whole slew of sites more than adequately covering the web design, information architecture, user experience beat. Not to mention I think it is a bad idea to talk about work, especially when one likes one’s job.

Maybe I’m in the middle of one of those big-think, idea-mulling places and I can’t figure out what I want to spend my time writing about, or how I can shift the focus of my writing.

I’ve been reading more about photography and graphic design, and getting interested in collage and small-a art. I’m the proud owner of polaroid cameras now, and am figuring out how to use them. (Who knew those old pack film cameras could be so tricky?) and considering which scanner to buy. I’m feeling more settled than I think I ever have, and that is a good thing. It leaves room for bigger “now what?” questions.

Here’s to hoping I can use this space to make some progress toward answers, and to ask interesting questions.

Or at least get back to writing up the habits of unusual animals.

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