October 31, 2010

More of This, Please

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear took place yesterday, and an estimated crowd of 215,000 - almost two and half times the 87,000 that came to see Glen Beck a few months ago - was treated to a beautiful autumn day of music, comedy and reasonableness.

Nothing better exemplified the last better than Mr. Stewarts's closing remarks, which were classy, smart, and inspiring, all at the same time.  While both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report - as two of the sanest outlets for news analysis and media criticism available today - perform a genuinely valuable service, it's in some ways too bad that Jon Stewart appears to have no interest whatsoever in public office.  The country could use more of this:

October 29, 2010

Back in the Saddle

First and foremost, let me apologize that my planned 1-2 month sabbatical from blogging ended up stretching out longer than planned. Unfortunately, as of the end of September, my position at work was eliminated, and my sole focus since then has been finding a new job.

I'm happy to report that I have landed at another company - I'm extremely lucky, I know - and I started work two days ago. My new position involves a significant increase in responsibility, so although I am writing again, posts are going to be less frequent than before, and potentially a bit more sporadic.

I hope you'll bear with me, and I'm looking forward to hitting the keyboard again!