A woman I know, once commented to me that my posts were very personal. She seemed surprised that I would expose things about myself in this medium. I guess there is some truth to her perception. I do write about things that mean something to me and that touch my life in some way.
I don't really give away much, though. The things I write about are the things we all experience: personal frustrations, large and small, with the world around us or, sometimes things that give me hope about the future of our race and the globe we inhabit. I don't kiss and tell. I honour the privacy of others I interact with. I try to treat other people the way I would like to be treated.
I write about an imperfect world, from the perspective of an imperfect person. I have made many mistakes in my life but refuse to beat myself up over them. I do try to learn from them, though. I also try to apply personal lessons to larger contexts. If it is wrong for an individual to steal from me or harm me in any way, then it follows that it is also wrong for a group to steal from me or harm me in any way. That also applies if the group is a government or an agency of any level of government. Too many of us believe that because it is elected, government action is somehow always right and proper. It just ain't so, folks.
I don't often comment on specific news items because there are already so many other bloggers doing that. Why add to the cacophony? I never comment on sports events because, frankly, I know nothing about team sports. I only comment on things that tick me off, puzzle me, please me or, occasionally, scare the bejeebers out of me.
Yes, this is a very personal blog. I am glad to have an occasional reader and am pleased that I actually have something to say that a few people find interesting. I certainly enjoy the moments every day that I can spare to read posts by other bloggers. If you drop in here at The Atavist and like what you see, let me know who you are, with the URL of your own blog, and I will be happy to add you to my blogroll.