Why This Blog?
Blame it on The Current and their ability to rev me up more than any blend of coffee I've ever tried. Or the crazy-making behavior of my local MP. Or the fact that there seem to be so many things in the world that need fixing, starting with Canada. Or all of the above.
You see, lately I've found myself becoming more and more preoccupied with current events and driven -- okay, obsessed -- with blogging about things that are unfair, unjust, or just plain wrong. The thing is, a lot of those issues seemed a little out of place in a pregnancy and parenting blog. (Or at least they did to me. My ever-patient readers hadn't objected -- yet.) So I decided it was time to move my posts about politics, social justice, consumerism, women's rights, and some of the other issues that might not necessarily be of interest to the readers of my other blog over here.
There's still likely to be some crossover, of course. Consumerism is a parenting issue. Women's rights are a mother's issue. And social justice is everyone's issue. But I won't feel quite so guilty if I go on and on and on about those issues in this blog because that's what this blog is all about.
Original comments from Blogger:
right on, ann! i love the idea. you know, lately i've been wondering what i'm blogging for. i've been reading about people making small but powerful changes in their lives that lead to large and powerful changes in the lives of those MUCH less fortunate and i've been wondering what i can do. what can i do? i just saw Blood Diamond at the theaters and while it was a thrill to be out at night to see a VERY well done movie play in the actual theaters, the subject matter was so upsetting, i came home feeling shaken. it was important to see it, no doubt. but the question of what can i do about things that are wrong and unjust and how can i help is really on my mind tonight.
December 15, 2006 8:49 PM
Ann D said...
How fabulous that the first comment in the new blog is from you and that you've been thinking the same kinds of thoughts that I've been thinking. We truly are kindred spirits.