Like Michael Corleone in Godfather II, I tried to get out, but they kept dragging me back in.
I stopped blogging because it was taking over my creative life. When events happened in the news, I found myself wanting to sound off, but I resisted because I did not want to commit to blogging again. I even wrote a post during the Israel-Hezbollah war and posted it, then I deleted it. (I think I will repost it in a few days. It’s old news now, but the principles I discuss are timeless.)
I will try blogging again, but I’m giving myself permission to ignore this blog for long stretches at a time. I need to do that so that my subconscious mind does not have a standing order to think of good blog posts every day. We’ll see how it works out.
During my hiatus I even started a Myspace page because so many of my fellow actors and family members had one. Ironically, I started blogging there on non-political things. Myspace is kind of silly – blogging for dummies, if you will. A friend of mine calls Myspace the devil. If so, then the devil is a probably a vapid teenager who spends his time inviting people to be his friend.