Wow, I’ve been meaning to get back to this thing for some time now. I didn’t realize until today just how long it had been though. I have so many “mostly finished” posts drifting around on various computer hard drives that it isn’t funny.
I was starting to spend too much time blogging though, and not enough time doing things I was supposed to be doing, like writing papers for English classes or other some such. It turns out though, that when I constrained my writing time, I never actually finished anything. Then I just finally fell out of the habit of even trying to write this blog anymore.
Although, I didn’t leave blogging all together. I have been writing a fair bit as a sports editorialist over at AZ Snakepit, the preeminent blog and new source for the Arizona Diamondbacks. That too has keep me busy and detracted from time I could have been (and perhaps should have been) writing here.
Then the other day, fellow blogger Alice linked me in one of her posts. That’s when I discovered just how out of date and sad this blog really is. So here I am, trying to update things a bit. Hopefully my return to blogging will work out better this time around.
Not too long ago, I wrote a post about Bud Selig and how he stripped a certain bad owner of his ownership of one of Baseball’s more-storied franchises. Since then, my blog has been, for the most part, rather inactive. I guess I should have never expected I would actually have time to follow-up on that post with the semester coming to a close and major papers coming due. But, I held out hope. I even started a follow-up post a few times, but never got very far. Then as serendipity would have it, one of my classes required me to put together a project that all but begged me to complete what I started with that post.
Usually, I would simply have finished the assignment and moved on. But, I’m in the process of writing a post about The Hobbit which opened locally this weekend. So, for the next few days, while I put my thoughts on the film together, I am going to shamelessly double-dip. That’s right, The blog post that got turned into a major writing assignment is now being turned into further blog posts.
Hrmmm. I guess maybe that’s triple-dipping.
I really should have read the instructions about creating a blog before I actually launched one. Most of it seems very intuitive and user friendly. But then, sometimes, like when I was trying to clean up my blog a bit earlier today, I found myself totally inept. Oh well. The worst-case scenario at this point is starting over from scratch, but with a better understanding now than when I started before – especially after I finish reading the directions.
I would like to take this time to offer my heart-felt gratitude to all those that have taken the time to serve this beautiful nation.
To those who have served, thank you.
To those who are still in harm’s way, thank you as well, and know my thoughts are with you. Stay safe.
Happy Veteran’s Day!
I had a different plan for today’s post but, I decided to finish setting up the voice recognition through Windows 7. So far, it seems to be working rather well. It will still take time for it to get used to my voice and for me to get used to how to speak to it. However, with a little practice and some patience this may save me a lot of time the semester. So, here it is, my spectacular dictated post. I probably could have typed this faster than I have dictated it, but as I use to this, I have a feeling it will be the other way around.
Well, after a long absence and plenty of chaos, I’m back – hopefully for good. I guess we’ll have to see how it goes.