Until now, I've never posted much about politics or other current events. I hate fighting and arguing. I grew up in a tumultuous household where everyone fought all the time. Even now that we make the effort to get along, there's still an undercurrent of tension. With my sister being a politically and socially conservative fundamentalist Christian and me being a progressive, liberal, semi-atheist who on some days is agnostic, it's difficult to have a conversation about anything other than skin care and make-up tips without things spinning out of control. So generally, when it comes to politics and religion and anything else remotely controversial, I keep my mouth shut. And as far as heavy personal stuff, well, I'm not sure that stuff belongs on a blog for EVERYONE AND HIS MOTHER to see.
But that's left me to basically talking about trivialities on this blog. Worse, it's left me to talking about myself, which, despite nearly 150 posts about ME, I don't especially like doing. I'd rather talk about ideas. I mean, I enjoy being light-hearted in talking about how good-looking the new presidential administration is, but let's face it—there's more to politics than that.
So here's what I propose. You ask me a question about a subject, and I'll answer. No trivia questions, such as How many pairs of slippers do you own? Or What day did you discover that Rahm Emanuel is a crazy-sexy, smokin'-hot guy who you can't have, ever? No personal questions, either. Real questions, about ideas. Real answers. I promise to think really hard and not to take any criticism too much to heart. (Seriously, criticism I can handle. It's the compliments I have trouble with these days.)