The good guys at Whatfinger have asked me if I’d be interested in getting them to link up to a Friday feature on OCF where I put together a bunch links to good articles I’ve found. With that in mind if any of the readers here come across any interesting links put them in the comments to this post and I’ll check them out. I’ve also reached out to some other blogs that I am associated with to see if they have anything I might want to look at. So this should be an interesting learning experience for me. I’m thinking of calling it photog’s Friday Finds. What do you think, clever enough? You see, because ph sounds like f it’s alliterative, right right? Anyway I’m still working on the name.
More people are coming to the site and commenting. And yesterday I had a commenter “John Chapter 8,” who took issue with my definition of a what traditional wife was. Okay, so we disagree. He may state things a little more angrily than I choose to but I see the points he’s making. Maybe he saw the point that my reply to him was trying to make. The main thing is there was some dialog. And as long as it doesn’t turn into some insane rant then information has a chance to pass back and forth. And others reading this also can make up their minds about what is being debated. I’m actually supportive of a reasonable airing out of opinions. My way of looking at it is, have your say. If everyone has his say then at least you get that much satisfaction. It’s not like anyone is going to convince everyone even on a small site like OCF to think the same way. But there is value in making your case. Being forced to make a persuasive argument sharpens the mind. You may even have to modify your own beliefs if you look at them closely enough.
I think a significant number of people have found the “Reclaiming the Family” series interesting. I intend to look around at additional subjects under that category that I can think about. In general I think it’s time to start looking at how all this madness in our politics is effecting regular people and write about that. One avenue that could really use attention is the effect on the younger people. And by younger I’m extending that all the way up to people in their forties. As a codger I am sort of trapped in the “boomer mindset.” I get a kick out of the “sure boomer” meme that the zoomers and millennials have adopted as their battle cry. I am not unsympathetic to their position but I also think they are being manipulated to some extent by certain of their peers. For every selfish old guy who is saying “let them eat cake” there are ten oldies who worry constantly about their children and grandchildren and want to help build a brighter future than the bleak dystopia that the Left is making.
Anyway, this should be a busy week and there are all kind of cultural and political things I am looking at. I just started reading Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago and it has opened my eyes to just how far we will have to fall before we are anything close to the horror show that Soviet Russia was. And other stuff too. Have a great day.