Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

It’s not that haven’t written anything in the weeks after inauguration day; it’s just that I don’t want to stray down the path of politics. Yes, I will discuss my politics. And I will discuss my opinion on the Trump administration. And, yes, I will write about my thoughts on social, political, and economic issues. But if I start off this path now, there’s no turning back.

There are things happen in the world right now—in this country—that irk me. We’ll get to that. Just not right now. Right now, I want to focus on my life. I want to focus on my writing. My job. My kid. I want to focus on the good that’s happening around rather than feeding into the bad. Rather than explaining to my right-wing friends the difference between a peaceful protester (be it Black Lives Matter or the Resistance) and anarchists groups like the Black Bloc.

There’s a time and place to talk about Trump. Talk about his unconstitutional executive orders. Talk about his blossoming dictatorship. Talk about how spineless the GOP has become. How the Democratic party needs to stop being so compromising. To discuss alternative facts.

It’s just not now. Not for me. Not for this blog.

But I do promise that I’ll discuss it. Discuss my opinions. For now, I shall return to reading Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy that will Prevail by Jonathan Chait.

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