Thursday, September 27, 2007

The First Dark Night

The moon was full this week, so the post-equinox dark unexpectedly hit us this morning--when it was still too dark at 5:45 a.m. to let the cat out into the coyote-filled wild--and again, like the knockout punch in a series, this evening when it was fully dark by 7 p.m. A perfect evening to launch the blog I've long considered; considered, in fact, since the completion of my tenure as News Editor at the local newsweekly. Surely there is a better way to share more accurate, richer information than what we've come to accept from the usual media sources. Signs point toward the new form of blogging as a solution. From my perspective, the jury remains out. For one thing, I will never have the time as a blogger I had as a news editor and reporter to fully research and experience the issues on which I want to write. Thus by its very nature, a blog is more "op ed" than ed. Still, I remain intrigued. Here goes . . . I hope you enjoy.