Giving Up Political Commentary For Lent, An Update
As you may recall, I gave up day to day political commentary for Lent. If you’re curious, here’s how it’s going: pretty damn well.
I’ll admit, it was hard at first. But now that I’m in week five, I’ve noticed that getting out of the day to day political slog-fests has been rather liberating. It’s pared down my daily RSS reading, that’s for sure. And the new feeds I’ve added to support my other blogging gigs in the fields of technology, science, religion and philosophy have opened up whole new areas of the web I haven’t spent much time in, and I’m enjoying it quite a lot.
It’s been a breath of fresh air and honestly, I think I might do this every year.
But when I do come back here to talk about politics, one thing the past few weeks have taught me is to avoid the day-to-day grind of back and forth sniping and focusing on whatever the gods of Memeorandum have dictated to be the topic of the day. It’s just not rewarding. It makes me irritiable and onery. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll focus on when I get back to it, but it will be different.
The past few weeks have been illuminating, to say the least.