Monday, December 01, 2008

Wading Back In

So here we are again. Once again a long, unannounced hiatus with a similarly unannounced return. Will it be different this time? I honestly don’t know.

By now you all have heard the tale. My myriad responsibilities as university instructor, part-time writer and full-time Dad, along with some long term volunteer projects, does tend to get in the way of blogging these days. And at the same time, I fell out of love with blog world some time ago and haven’t yet fallen back in.

During this latest stint in the basement, Jeff Coryell and Redhorse both called it quits. I knew it would happen, but still it saddens me. And leaves me with a much less friendly blogosphere to return to.

Yet return I shall.

I will say that with the election now over, this blog may again find its footing. The Pages has always been more about policy than politics and lets face it, politics tends to be an enemy of real policy discussion. Now that a new administration is taking shape nationally and the Strickland administration finds itself bailing frantically as the state takes on water, there's a lot to talk about. I'm particularly interested in what Strickland will try to do on school funding, the burgeoning debate over what to do with Guantanomo, the continuing disintegration of the news media and much more.

Later. For tonight I'm easing myself into all this. My goal is to write something at least once a day, but this is it for the day.

See you after class tomorrow.


Village Green said...

You don't know how happy I was to see your blog post pop up in my reader tonight. It's getting mighty lonely here in Akron's district of the blogosphere. And I agree, policy talk is just what we need about now.

Wendy A. Hoke said...

Nice to see you back, Scott. I empathize with your sentiments. There's no better time than now to get into policy discussions. Looking forward to reading more.

Rich in Medina said...

Welcome back!

John Ettorre said...

No problem, Scott. We'll take as much of you as we can get. Folks are dropping like flies lately, aren't they? You can add Wendell Robinson and Bill (Bellwether) Sloat to that list as well. Plus a couple others who have new jobs and will be far spottier in contributing than they have been. It only makes the long-timers who have kept at it stand out that much more from the crowd. Folks like you, Bill Callahan, Jeff Hess, Jill Zimon, Jack Ricchiuto, Eric Vessels and perhaps a couple others.