Matt’s Blog

To blog or not to blog

Blogging, like other forms of writing, is advocacy.  The blogger, like the journalist and even like the novelist, is saying ‘listen to me,’ ‘see things my way.’  But it is also introspective; it’s my way of figuring out what I think, and what that means.   If I really want to think something through, I write a post.  Through the years, I have written about politics, about religion, about social issues, and about sandwiches.  I don’t flatter myself that you are here because of my expertise in any of these areas, and furthermore, it’s not an exhaustive list of my topics, because tomorrow there may be something new to figure out, or just something interesting, and I’ll write about that.  Sure there are a couple of things I’m more passionate about than others, and they’re more likely to be subjects of posts, but I don’t limit myself to writing about only one topic just as I don’t limit myself to thinking about only one thing.  This probably wasn’t much help in the ‘what’s this blog about?’ department.  I’m not even sure I know.  As I pointed out, I make no claims to expertise.  Well, except about the sandwiches.

It’s only a matter of time

Gregorian calendar

You may have noticed, thoughtful reader, that I use a different notation on this blog than is …

Counting Your Friends

friends

If the last year of coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions has taught us anything, it is the …

Rock or Sand

In short, if you work for a Federal agency (nb:  the White House is the highest Federal agency), …

Catholic Hypocrisy on Full Display

political Christianity

Joe Biden is only the second Catholic to serve as President of the United States in US history.  …

On Jewish space lasers

Jewishspacelaser

Like many of you, I would imagine, I am having fun with the latest bit of crazy to come out of …

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears"

Marc Antony funeral oration for Julius Caesar

One question I hear over and over again is “how can they [Trump supporters, QAnon Believers, …

Snap out of it!

slap

William Miller was a farmer, a Baptist preacher, and a student of the Bible who lived in upstate …

To consecrate by augury

Joe Biden Inauguration

On January 20th, 2017, it rained in Palm Springs.  The sky was leaden gray and it pressed against …

A Cavalcade of Hypocrisy

Lincoln must be turning over in his grave.  The first Republican President took office and led …

"Be there. It will be wild."

proud boys 6mwe

September 9th, 2018.  5:33 in the morning.  A piping hot mug of Green Mountain Double Diamond …


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