Metapost: Where The Heck is Benny?

So… it’s been awhile since I posted. While I’m tempted to apologize for that, I’m trying not to because honestly I needed this time. But I do want to take a moment to explain what’s up, and what will be up with this blog in the near future.

First of all, I’m swiftly approaching my graduation from University. In anticipation of that graduation this past few months has been incredibly busy – I quit my job in March, submitted my research thesis, applied to several graduate schools, have been applying for jobs for after graduation, all while doing my last quarter of classes. I’ve also been working several part time jobs, and calling my representatives regularly, going to protests when possible, and catching season 2 of Sense 8. I frankly haven’t had time to write.

Additionally, I’m suffering an intense case of writer’s block. I know why this is the case. There are BIG things going on in the news pretty much constantly these days, and I just simply don’t have anything to say about them that isn’t already being said by people who are better at discussing big news and political stories than I am. Politics, even politics in the time of empowered fascists, is not my beat. I am a consumer, and not a reporter, of that kind of news. But since the current political situations of the US and the world right now are so incredibly important, I have felt I didn’t have anything of value to say.

I am honestly concerned that if I spend time writing about the things I do feel equipped to write about that I will contribute to the normalization of fascism by discussing other things. But on the other hand, the world is still here, other issues are still important, and we all do need to have some frivolous time too, in order to keep up our morale.

In light of that, I want to get back to writing. However, it is highly unlikely I will write about national or world politics. The idea of doing so is too daunting, and others are much more qualified to write on those subjects than I am. I want to get back to writing about SOMETHING, and for now that will probably be things more in my wheelhouse – environmental thought, sex and relationships, media I love, camping, etc. I’ve been cooking more lately, so perhaps there will be some entries about that too. It’s just important to me to acknowledge that these posts probably won’t be about the Big Issues Of The Day. That isn’t because those things aren’t incredibly important, just that I’m often not the person best prepared to analyze those issues.

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Metapost: Where The Heck is Benny?

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