Matt’s Blog

To blog or not to blog

Blogging, like other forms of writing, is advocacy.  The blogger, like the journalist and even like the novelist, is saying ‘listen to me,’ ‘see things my way.’  But it is also introspective; it’s my way of figuring out what I think, and what that means.   If I really want to think something through, I write a post.  Over the years, I have written about politics, about religion, about social issues, and about sandwiches.  I don’t flatter myself that you are here because of my expertise in any of these areas, and furthermore, it’s not an exhaustive list of my topics, because tomorrow there may be something new to figure out, or just something interesting, and I’ll write about that.  Sure there are a couple of things I’m more passionate about than others, and they’re more likely to be subjects of posts, but I don’t limit myself to writing about only one topic just as I don’t limit myself to thinking about only one thing.  This probably wasn’t much help in the ‘what’s this blog about?’ department.  I’m not even sure I know.  As I pointed out, I make no claims to expertise.  Well, except about the sandwiches.

QWERTY

Back in 1990, fresh out of college-seminary, I needed a job.  There wasn’t a big groundswell …

Are avocados gay?

LGBT Sandwich

QuestionWhat do you get when you add guacamole to a BLT?  AnswerA gay sandwich.  Setting …

The Anniversary of Pablo

Today is one of the most significant anniversaries in my lifetime.  Well, for me, anyway.  I …

Requiem for America

On fire

Since 1970, the last Monday in May has been observed as Memorial Day.  The holiday was previously …

Everyone I don’t like is Hitler

Back in the 90’s last century, I was a Unix large system/network administrator at a television …

I continue to mask in public — you should too!

Princess Bride-masks

For the record, I am fully vaccinated — two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.  As a resident of a …

And you all think my life is easy!

facepalm

Being the youngest resident (by 20 years) in an assisted living facility has never been easy.  …

Papers Please

vaccine passport

This is not a post about getting vaccinated for COVID-19.  If you’re looking for that, I wrote …

Which came first — the bunny or the egg?

santabunny

Every Spring, a sentient rabbit without opposable thumbs breaks into your house and leaves chocolate …

Go Big, or Go Home

Joe Biden in the Oval Office

Ten years in the wilderness, ten years wandering in the desert, progressives had a lot of time …

Topsy-Turvy

Ever since Barack Obama gave his famous red states vs. blue states speech at the 2004 Democratic …


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