This is my final post. I very much wanted to continue my blogging here. But my life is busy in ways it wasn’t back when I joined this group (exactly three years ago). In addition, my goals and mental energy are focused elsewhere, which has created writer’s block. Frankly, I’ve not recovered from the loss of my material with the demise of Positive Liberty (about which, I’m apparently too stupid to know how to recover).
For those who are interested, I’m still writing and blogging, as well as speaking for DownsizeDC.org. We’re also launching a new website for the Downsize DC Foundation. It should launch late this week or early next week. There we’ll speak of stupid political tricks, public choice heuristics, and human progress achieved without (despite) big government (Mr. Hanley, in particular, will enjoy this new site).
Jason Kuznicki has had a profound effect on my thinking — even changed my mind. DA Ridgely has made me laugh, and I’ve used quotable lines of his in my day job (but I miss Constant Viewer). James Hanley has been an honest and fair defender, as well as an astute political scientist. A compliment from Hanley in the comments section meant more to me than he’ll ever know. His decision to launch this particular blog after all we went through the last seven or eight months of PL would make him “heroic,” if we weren’t all tired of seeing that word thrown around so much. Jon Rowe is the reason I was here, and is a friend. He should write his book. Frankly, I’ve known I should quit for a while, but I didn’t want to disappoint Jon.
I truly respect the other writers here, and wish them Godspeed. You might even see me in the comments section from time to time. So, for the last time, I write…
Hardball delenda est.