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Filed under: Blogging — Rick Moran @ 6:17 pm

Sorry about not posting anything today. I have been wrestling with a post on our national (non) conversation about race, trying not to be too “resentful” toward African Americans while avoiding the trap of “tribalism” that Glenn Greenwald tells me that I can’t help falling into because I’m a resentful, racist conservative - unless, of course, I accept his idea of how this here national conversation on race is supposed to go.

Truth is, I’m just burned out. Now I know why God rested on the 7th day; even He needed to catch up on His sleep and not have to think about creating anything for a day.

There have been precious few days off these last 9 months or so and it’s beginning to take its toll. It’s been years since I preferred sleeping in the morning to getting online. I’ll try getting to bed earlier tonight and see if that rejuvenates me a little.


  1. Dear Rick:

    You need a break, so enjoy one. I understand, as I have been there too.

    It is becoming about impossible to write about race in this nation. Obama, Sharpton and their types keep picking at the racial scab. They make a good living at the ensuing rabble-rousing and race baiting. I for one tired long ago about being charged with racism by black ‘leaders.’

    Here is a tip for any political candidate: If you want my vote, don’t insult me.

    Comment by Mike Austin — 3/25/2008 @ 3:35 am

  2. Mike Austin,

    I think your last sentence is the crux of this political season. I would add that politicians need not insult me or my intelligence. I know how to interpret information and make the correct choice for myself.

    Comment by Dale B. — 3/25/2008 @ 7:43 am

  3. The strange part is, if Obama’s campaign had not taken off we’d all be forced to talk about ’sexism’ in America.

    I’m 46 and feel like the Progressive party’s sexist-racist-classist- environmentalist campaign season is keeping me stuck in a loop of The Rocky Horror Picture Show “Let’s do the Time Warp Again” only I’ve Moveon.orged from the days of the 1970’s while the wankers who are singing the song have never changed.

    Comment by syn — 3/25/2008 @ 7:53 am

  4. Some professional advice. (And on this I know what I’m talking about.) Step away, but not too far. Not writing can become a habit. When I’m burned out on writing (books, not blogs, but same principle,) I start thinking through some entirely new project. You need the new idea to water the old ideas. So think about writing a food blog or whatever. The thinking-through is beneficial, and after a while you’ll most likely decide, “Nah,” and get back to work. But if you disengage entirely from writing, inertia builds up and it’s hard to restart that part of your brain.

    Sounds like good advice. Thanks.


    Comment by michael reynolds — 3/25/2008 @ 8:18 am

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