I apologize for not blogging as regularly as I would like. Â For the past few days, my mind has been elsewhere, actually my mind has been a lot of places. I haven’t really been able to focus on crafting an original post or even developing the ideas I have had for such pieces.
I may try to craft a few posts on Hollywood as movies have been much on my mind in recent days or one a reconciliation with my best friend from elementary school from whom until this year I had been estranged since high school. (I have his permission to post the picture of our reunion.)
I may share my thoughts on Mama Mia! which I thoroughly enjoyed despite its abundant flaws and Aliens which I popped into my DVD player last night to watch for just an hour before bed, but ended up watching the movie. Â One of the times when a sequel is better than the original. Â Hey, there’s an idea for another post, especially given the box office success of another sequel I much enjoyed — The Dark Knight.
While I have not much been up for original posts, I have been taking on some of my critics in a thread on another blog. Â When a fellow Williams alumnus linked my post on my classmateÂ at the New York Times on an alumni blog, it generated quite the thread. I found myself chiming in on regular basis–primarily to correct their repeated and regular misrepresentations of conservative, but as is my wont, I did allow myself to get distracted, but had fun doing so.
Amazing how frequent are such misrepresentations.
Finally, I have also been trying to clean out my various e-mail boxes where I allowed missives to accumulate since my trip to Cincinnati. I find that process quite draining. Perhaps I have been in more of a mood to respond to critics on the other blog given the number of e-mails I have been responding to in recent days.
I used to read all my e-mail, especially those of critics, but find now I no longer have the time to do so. I find it amusing that when I do reply to certain critics (via e-mail) that just as soon as I address the point they raised in their initial missive, they go on to attack me on another point. As if their entire purpose is to attack conservatives rather than to engage us and understand our ideas.
And for me who loves a good debate, this is truly sad. Given the limited number of hours in the day, I regret I may not be able to devote as much time as I would like to my critics and even, alas, some of my supporters.
Finally, a point from one of my e-mails: given this one postÂ a critic linked, I wonder if I should use the rationale of this blogger in saying it was environmentalists whoÂ reallyÂ killed and maimed the victims of Ted Kaczynski. Â Al Gore, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.
(Over at Balloon Juice, John Cole offers a good takedown of the post linked above.)