I’m Bob Longman, long-time web writer of Spirithome.com. I’m hoping to re-start my blogging career. I tried a few years back, but the software and formats gave me fits; from what I understand, this should be easier to manage. This blog will, of course, reference things of faith, and also of radio and municipal planning & development, among other subjects.
However, the main thing I intend to do with this particular blog is to mark out a different approach to politics. It will take shape as the campaigns go along; the comments will slowly add up to something for the reader. It is a friendlier form of political discernment, a non-mushy centrism, peaceful but not entirely pacifist, very moral but not very moral*istic*, capable of being partisan without being captive to party, a way of respecting just plain folks while still holding responsible those seek the public eye. It’s a tall order, to be sure. But we’ve sold ourselves so deeply into the lie of ideology that most of us don’t know our way out. In fact, I’m not entirely sure I do, either. But I will try.