We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hunted this morning. Four or five hours in beautiful woods and swamps, busting brush, and one fine grouse in the bag. Not bad. We only put up three birds, but who cares? Thanks to my friend who lets me hunt his land with its old orchards, tangles, raspberry brambles, and streams. We saw no Woodcock, alas, because I know how to make a killer Woodcock hors d'oeuvre on toast, using its sauteed guts and liver with a bit of wine, garlic, and butter as a sauce for the tiny legs and breasts.
I blog for the reasons I put at the top of my blog... none more nor less. I do not want money for it nor even, necessarily, readers - it is the digital emergency idea kit once I no longer walk this Earth. Some very few ideas I thought worth putting down and, after that, whatever interests me. As I tend to come up with novel ideas or at least approaches to things, and this world is stuck in an ideological rut, that slant-wise concept may serve someone in need as desperate folks will try the damnedest things to survive... much better a well thought out hare-brained idea than making it up as you go along.
The real growth of blogging is shifting to the non-English net: remember that almost all of the services to measure this stuff is in the Anglosphere. As more folks get connected in different language zones, they start communicating and the cross-lingual folks and sites then start the interconnection of the various sub-areas of the 'net. And the Anglosphere still has much of India to look forward to getting online... that part is already in its upwards phase and the population base is large enough to start changing the numbers over the next few years.