Early this afternoon, Monday, August 5, I got a text from a friend asking me if I had considered writing for a newspaper again.
I told him “perhaps” with the dreaded feeling of “I’m not ready to get back into officially commenting on things” .
My dread in even saying that I would think about it came from the fact that, for the past four months, I have been in a perpetual state of commentary burnout. It came upon me soon after I shut down my “SuperflyOz” podcast which I ran for two years, along with the ending of my hosting of the “808 State Update” on AM940.
The show went away, the Podcast went away, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say, if anything at that point. “Maybe it’s time for me to do more listening than flapping my jaws” I said. So I listened to Podcasts like Pod Save America and did intricate research on the explosion of Chernobyl in 1986 (this was after watching just one episode of HBO’s Chernobyl mini-series).
But the nag of ‘ya gotta say something about things” came back up. So under pseudonyms, I delved back into commenting on newspaper articles and seeing how points of view I put forward played with other commentators.
But now I need to move past the phase of being a masked man, the guy behind the curtain and the one who shadow boxes more than puts my name on the line and says “this is what I think of this’
So I am getting back into writing. See here soon written pieces from me on the issues that you care about. And lets see where this goes.