Hard habit to break

When we decided to leave the Washington area and move to Floyd County fulltime I made a foolish promise to stop writing about politics, an issue that has dominated my journalistic life for more than 40 years. Foolish because politics is an addiction worse than any drug, a substance abuse problem that cannot be licked. One cannot walk away from politics. It is too ingrained into our society, sapping the body politic (pun intended) of all strength, of all vitality, of all purpose.

When we decided to leave the Washington area and move to Floyd County fulltime I made a foolish promise to stop writing about politics, an issue that has dominated my journalistic life for more than 40 years.

Foolish because politics is an addiction worse than any drug, a substance abuse problem that cannot be licked. One cannot walk away from politics. It is too ingrained into our society, sapping the body politic (pun intended) of all strength, of all vitality, of all purpose.

I’ve tried more than once to go cold turkey from politics. I cannot. I really don’t want to. It’s part of who I am. I write about it. I rant about it. I get pissed as hell about it.

To try and do something positive, we recently launched a grassroots educational organization called The Campaign for Our America, an organization that will seek real reform of both our political and governmental system. Our purpose is outlined in this story on Capitol Hill Blue and on the CFOA website.

If you get a chance, check us out and, if you agree with what we are trying to do, join us and other fellow political addicts as we try to put our addiction to good use.

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3 Responses

  1. For other a year I have read your blog and I enjoyed the down home writting of your blog. I love your photos of nature and your home. I love your morning walks. I would enjoy seeing more of your photographic works on nature. You have a great eye for composition.

    Please don’t quit the blog
    Jim

  2. I’ve been reading your political rants for years on CHB, yet somehow I missed that you moved on. Congrats on that, but we miss you back in the land of muck.

    Sincerely,
    Jay Allbritton
    Ice Station Tango

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