Happy New Year? I Certainly Hope So

I used to be a blogger. I used to blog incessantly.

I stopped blogging, almost completely, about the time I got more caught up in playing around on Twitter, interacting with people. Also, I stopped even minimal blogging when Google killed off G+, because I was using a clever plugin to cross post anything I clipped and quoted on Google Plus back here to the “main blog.”

But we’re in almost-desperate times, and I’ve not been documenting the humdrum mundanity of life in these here Disunited States of ‘Merica.

January  1, 2020 iPhone Home Screen

My resolution to start blogging again started a few minutes ago with this tweet from BoingBoing’s Xeni Jardin:

On Twitter, since a short time after the disastrous 2016 election, I’ve been “resisting” but mostly roleplaying as an obscure Star Trek character, and even with the new

This shocked me, because I’m a long-time reader and admirer of Xeni’s work, and I could see from a quick archive search that I’ve been re-blogging Xeni’s posts here since at least 2004, probably much earlier. It just goes to show how little we know about people from their online personae. Even with the new Twitter TOS I’ll continue doing that as a “fan/commentary” account.

Resolved:

  • More blogging
  • More cycling
  • More attention
  • Less blobbing
  • Less excuses
  • Less hibernation

There’s a lot to do this year; the house needs work, my health needs work, and the entire country is afflicted with a man-baby sized cyst that needs to be electorally excised.

I hadn’t made much of an effort to cloak myself on Twitter, and crossposting to my Facebook profile is a calculated risk. But here goes nuthin.

What Had Happened Was… (Sept. 2nd-8th, 2019)

Here’s a catch-up of the major events of the week of September 2, 2019. You can check in with a minimal time commitment, read about the big stuff and stay in the know before we’re on to the next. This week we saw Parliament step-up to defeat Boris Johnson, an ongoing attempt by Trump to defend altering a map with a Sharpie, four states canceling GOP primaries and the Taliban at Camp David… on the week of September 11th…supposedly. There’s a lot to cover, let’s dig right in.
— Read on shero.substack.com/p/what-had-happened-was-sept-2nd-8th