Thursday, June 20, 2002

I'll be out of town for a few days at Liz's ten-year high school reunion. It should be an interesting weekend. I've never been to a reunion like this, especially one where I won't know anyone but my wife and one of her closest friends. And I can't drink, because they're having the main event 20 miles from her house, and someone has to drive. The worst part is that it doesn't look like my class will be having a reunion this year, so Liz doesn't have to return the favor. Still, I love visiting Liz's hometown and seeing her family, and it is a big party, so I'm sure I'll have a good time. Anyway, if you don't see any entries for a few days, that's why. Not that I post all that often anyway.

I'm beginning to understand why so many blogs are about politics, media, culture, etc. I approach this as an online diary, but I realize that I can't completely speak my mind here, or I might offend my readers. If I really wanted to keep a diary, I'd have to do it offline. It's easier to write about impersonal subjects, with personal opinions offered as commentary. Does this make any sense? I feel like I'm just realizing something that veteran bloggers have known for years. I do love writing, even if this is my only personal outlet. I have to make some use of the meager writing skills I honed in my academic career.

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