I guess you have noticed that I haven’t posted in awhile. A combination of reasons are the culprits for lack of verbosity not the least of which is a lack of readers. Sad as it is, I don’t get to have very challenging discourse in my life so I had hoped for more discussion on my blog posts since that is how I like to sharpen and correct my ideas. That being said, another reason for not posting much is a weary world view full of a negative image of the human condition and American attitudes. I believe my country has become so enamored with its rose colored portrait or so jaded by our ingrained corruption that we are unable to look at the realities of our situation. Combined this with the fact that some of my ideas for posts are so complex with numerous subtle layers to portray that I have not had the energy to face trying to put them into words. I hope when I do try to write them some of you will drop by and help me hone the unwieldy beasts into some semblance of intelligent thought.
However, for all this sour talk, there is one more reason for my lack of interest. I have been happily working on my house. I took out a loan this year, unfortunately playing my part in this farce of an economic system, to do some overdo remodeling. So far, I have had the cellar waterproofed (may need a follow-up visit though), had several rooms of flooring placed, and removed five very ratty looking trees. I still have a lot to do yet, but I am finally making some progress. I am nearing completion of the room nearest and dearest to my heart, the library/computer room. For a long time, I have wanted a place to proudly display the books I have spent decades accumulating. A few more touches and it will be a reality, including a recliner perfectly suited to falling asleep will reading a good book. I will post some pictures once it is done and in proper order.