Many of us recognize this blog header. For many of us, it is bittersweet.
But as the number of page views on my blog has climbed to what I consider embarrassing levels, (I mean I'm now averaging 300+ a day) I have taken it upon myself to attempt to improve at my (alleged) craft.
I've been spending a lot of time over at the Mothership and re-reading Lex's old posts. The man was one helluva good writer and an astute observer of the human condition.
I started at the beginning and am making my way through the early stuff, which is every bit as good as his later stuff. I mean damn, I really miss him.
He's the reason I started this blog and I want it to be something people will enjoy. No heavy duty politics (though I'll whine about DC from time to time), no punditry (I'm not much good at that). But I strive to entertain and maybe throw a little history at you from time to time.
But above all, I strive to keep it light. There are others who do the heavy thinking a lot better. I leave that to them.
But for now, I reminisce. I study the master to somehow be worthy.
But his posts are so entertaining as well. I mean how can you not come away with a smile (and a shudder or two) after reading The Unbearable Lightness of Paddles?
You left us too early brother. But thank God we had the chance to know you.