My posts have been few and far between lately, compared to my output a few months ago, say. This business of educating one’s own children is a responsibility that’s been weighing heavily upon me of late. When you homeschool, and your kids turn out to be ignorami, there’s nobody else to blame. That’s some pressure, I tell you what.
In case you’re wondering about the recent lack of “It’s Tuesday, so here’s the link to my new NMI column” posts, it’s because I’m no longer writing for the New Mexico Independent. NMI has decided to focus more on reporting and less on commentary — or less on conservative commentary, anyway, which at that illustrious publication consisted of me, myself and I. Their three remaining columnists, Arthur Alpert, Tracy Dingman and V. B. Price, are all good, solid liberals. Long live diversity.
In many ways, it was a relief to give up the column. I had really been feeling the time pressure intensely, trying to juggle too many things in too few hours, and another project (besides the homeschooling and childcare and running a household and all that stuff that really ought to take care of itself but somehow doesn’t) has pushed its way to the front of the list, and I really need to get to work on it. It’s not something I want to discuss on the blog yet, but hopefully I will be able to before long.
What’s new politically is far more interesting than what’s new personally — a resounding Republican victory in Virginia, and what’s looking like one in New Jersey, too. Two states Obama won easily, now swinging red. How sweet it is. This time, anyway, since the swing voters are swinging my way. When His Own Fine Self is not on the ticket, the Democrat brand doesn’t shine quite as radiantly. The sad thing is, they’ll swing back again as soon as they get bored or some other sweet young thing comes along and talks pretty.
But at Scarlett O’Hara used to say, I’ll think about that tomorrow. Tonight I’ll savor the sweet taste of victory.