October 07, 2004

What I'm Not Blogging About These Days

I feel like an idiot writing a blog post about how blogging is going to be light for the next few days when in fact blogging has been light for some time. Nevertheless, I'm going to give it a shot.

The first thing is that Jane and I got to go out to dinner a couple of nights ago, all by ourselves, courtesy of Jane's mom, and while we were out we found a copy of the new Terry Pratchett novel, Going Postal. So I'm going to be spending my free time reading it to Jane for the next few evenings.

The pressure to read to Jane is increased by my imminent departure; Monday morning I'm off to New Orleans to the annual Tcl/Tk programming language conference. I expect to be blogging from the conference, as I have in the past--if you can't blog from a geek convention, where can you blog from?--but probably not much about books. But the point is, Jane's going to want me to finish reading her the book before I leave. I'm only free to blog at the moment because Jane's getting the kids some dessert before bedtime, after which I'll be busy reading them stories, and any moment after that I expect her to start cracking the whip.

Of course, I couldn't possibly be waiting impatiently for her to get the kids in bed and be done with it, so that I can start reading it to her and find out what happens next myself....

I've not done any work on The Perils of PDF since Sunday; it's been that kind of week. And in between times, I'm working my way through a "Conan the Barbarian" anthology. It's odd, to read these stories again after so many years.

You'll note that so far this blog has been a Presidential Campaign Free Zone, and I expect that to continue. But I invite you to try a thought experiment. Assume I disagree with you on who should be the next president of the United States. And assume that I'm an intelligent, reasonable guy (which I am). Ask yourself what possible reasons I could have for disagreeing with you. You're not allowed to decide that I'm crazy, evil, misled, misinformed, morally bankrupt, greedy, or just plain stupid. It'll be good for you. Good luck.

Posted by Will Duquette at October 7, 2004 07:04 PM

steve h said:

Perhaps I'm having a failure of imagination.

A nice guy like you...disagree with me about that? Even if you did, you'd be too much of a gentleman to tell me!

But wait, that is what you did.

So I guess that means tonight, I try to sit down and write out some ideas about why you would disagree with me.

Will Duquette said:

Oh, I'd tell you all right, given the opportunity. But it's a polarizing topic, and it's not what this blog is about.

Dawn said:

Good question. I'm for Bush, and if you, being intelligent and reasonable, disagreed with me, I'd guess it was because you didn't know the president like I do--that you'd gotten a twisted view from the media and liberal friends. I'd also guess that you didn't get the life issue--that you didn't understand that life must be protected from conception onwards. There are reasonable people who are in denial about that, sadly.