Tuesday, June 19, 2007

CNN/YouTube Debate Question

I have submitted this video question for the CNN/YouTube Democratic presidential debate scheduled for July 23 in Charleston, South Carolina. (For more info, check out www.youtube.com/debates).

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Reconciling with MySpace

Someone I talked to last night made me question my decision to completely give up on my MySpace blog. He assumed it must be because the new place I've been putting my blogs receives more views. However, that has not been the case. In just over a year, my MySpace blog has just short of 1800 views, something my newer Blogspot blog could probably never hope to achieve, barring the possibility of divine intervention or me actually writing something decently profound.

Long story short, from now on everything I post will appear both on my MySpace blog and on my Blogspot blog.

I'll start today by copying a few of my better entries from Blogspot onto MySpace. I may even write another blog for both sites today (and if not today, then certainly tomorrow).

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Writer's Block

I haven't written a blog in 15 days. Nor have I done any creative writing of any sort. I've tried to start a few things, but I consistently fail to get very far into anything. The only things I've written in the past two weeks are e-mails (long ones, yes, but I'm always writing long e-mails so it doesn't really mean much).

At about two weeks without writing, my eyes turn red, and I start foaming at the mouth and chewing on my leg. I've been told that it's not a pretty sight. The problem is, the longer I suffer from one of my debilitating spurts of writer's block, the harder it is to get out of it. I tried very hard this last weekend to work on a story idea that sprung upon me, and I also put quite a lot of thought into an editorial-style piece for this blog about Dennis Kucinich, my personal favorite of the Democratic presidential candidates. Both of those things failed, however, and the leg I've been chewing on is almost stripped to the bone.

You see, I need writing. It's not just a hobby, or something I enjoy doing. It's also something that's necessary to my health and well-being. My mind is constantly cluttered with so many thoughts that if I don't get at least some of them on paper, I go insane...that is, more insane than I am usually. Writing is my therapy. So it really sucks when my creative juices stop flowing.