randwolf (randwolf) wrote,

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Getting out of politics

As part of the free-up-time-so-I-can-have-a-better-life project, I am going to stop reading and posting to most of the political blogs where I have hung out. It's not that I don't think it's worth the trouble; I do. And I will probably occasionally write about the subject. But it's an endless subject, it is deeply grim, even when one can see the longer-term good in it, it doesn't pay the rent, and, above all, I'm spending more time on it than I have to give it and still maintain a healthy life. During the recent election, and in its immediate aftermath, there was, I think, good reason to be reading, thinking, and writing about this. But I don't want a political science career. I want still less the life of a revolutionary theorist. I think I am much more likely to make a difference, ultimately, to how people live as a designer of buildings and an artist.

So...back to working on day-to-day art (I have a file of photographs I've been wanting to print and a series in progess), taking care of my responsibilities to PorSFiS, looking for pay work, dealing with my mother's estate and trying to shore up my family connections, taking care of my lover, taking care of my health, and so on, and so on.
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