When I launched this website back in 2012, I never intended it to be overtly political. The Jim Baumer Experience was me attempting to establish my personal brand, and this site (and blog) have played a part in that process. Life is a lot different these days.
Work is now a combination of freelance opportunities, with other fairly interesting part-time gigs rounding out the mix. I’m not sure how I want to write about all of that, at least not in the context of this blog.
Politics lately has taken up more of my blogging time than I intended. Over the past few weeks, I’ve made a valiant effort to reason and write about what’s going on from where I sit. Basically, it’s gotten me nowhere. How can you reason with people who have lost their minds and lack any historical context for anything that they believe?
What is it that I really love to do and would spend most of my waking hours engaged in if making money and paying bills weren’t the bane of my mortal existence? The answer would be, write. And likely, it wouldn’t be writing about politics, either.
I won’t promise that you’ll never see another political post here at the JBE, but I can say that you won’t be seeing one in the near future.
For the next few weeks, and maybe even months, I’m going to write about something other than the lesser of two, three, or whatever number of evils are still in the running for president.
I found an intriguing book on writing the other day at the library. It was written nearly 80 years ago and begins with, Everybody Is Talented, Original, and Has Something Important to Say.” I loved that. The sentiment was so much more positive than the bashing back and forth that people are doing in places and contexts that are at least supposed to approximate friendship.
That’s the sort of stuff I’d like to write about in the near future.