I've decided that this blog will generally consist more of mini-essays than regular postings. I feel I have more to contribute if I take time to think about what I'm saying. Plus, I don't have the journalistic or political chops to offer many useful insights or references on the fly. I'll occasionally link to things I find interesting, but I plan on taking at least a day to write some longer posts. The last one took me about a week, mostly because I forgot about it for a few days. I hope to sharpen my discipline.