A Straight Shot of Politics

A blog from a gentleman of the Liberal political persuasion dedicated to right reason, clear thinking, cogent argument, and the public good.

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Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

I have returned from darkness and quiet. I used to style myself as "Joe Claus", Santa Claus’ younger brother because that is what I still look like. I wrote my heart out about liberal politics until June of 2006, when all that could be said had been said. I wrote until I could write no more and I wrote what I best liked to read when I was young and hopeful: the short familiar essays in Engish and American periodicals of 50 to 100 years ago. The archetype of them were those of G.K. Chesterton, written in newspapers and gathered into numerous small books. I am ready to write them again. I am ready to write about life as seen by the impoverished, by the mentally ill, by the thirty years and more of American Buddhist converts, and by the sharp eyed people [so few now in number] with the watcher's disease, the people who watch and watch and watch. I am all of these.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A New Wrinkle For Straight Shot

Over the last couple of weeks, the prose has just been pouring out of me. As a result, scrolling through this blog has gotten to be a major chore. I write long because I have a great deal to say when I have anything to say at all, and when I don't have anything to say, I try to shut up. So I have added the expandable text feature for the convenience of my readers. I hope this makes scrolling through Straight Shot more pleasant and gives you a better short sample of the writing to be found here. Enjoy.



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