I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

- de Tocqueville 1831

Friday, July 8, 2011

I'm Back, Will Anyone notice? Did anyone notice my leaving?

Uh...... Hi,

In case you hadn't noticed,  I had deleted my blog but I missed it so much that I had to un-delete it and once again muddle through with my bad typing and grammar skills.

I've missed you few who read my blog and I apologize  for my absence.

I do not have a good excuse for my leaving and I have no excuse for returning but such reasons I have,  I will share with you.

Fear is the biggest reason,  I fear for what this country, and worse what we citizens,  will have to endure in order to bring our nation back from,  what I believe is,  the brink of  disaster.  What  has stopped me from speaking out could best be described as "deer in the headlight syndrome". 

Low self esteem also has stopped me from writing what I have wanted to write.  Their are so many voices out there who so eloquently espouse the message of conservatism,  who am I to muddy the waters with my not so eloquent blog?

On a personal note,  My wife and I,  after seventeen years of marriage will soon end said marriage.  I'm still living in the same house with my wife and my fourteen year old daughter.  As you can imagine there is a lot of strain and things at home are not so comfortable.  I soon hope to go back to over the road trucking.  Of course the collapse of my marriage means that I will no longer have my editor which adds to my feelings of having inadequate writing skills.

I am hopeful that the few of you who read my blog will find their way back and we can start up again where we left off but even if no one reads it I am at a point where I feel the need to continue writing for my own mental health.


Barbaloot said...

I noticed you were gone---thanks to google reader for keeping me updated, though:) I haven't written much myself lately.

I'm sorry to hear about your marriage. Hope you are doing okay.

goddessdivine said...

I noticed, and was pleasantly surprised to see you pop back up! Welcome back.

So sorry to hear about your marriage. It can't be easy. And honestly, I think writing can be one of the most therapeutic things in the world. Keep it up!

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your marriage.

I did notice.

rocslinger said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I plan on dedicating more time to political discussion on my blog but it is good to hear from well wishers.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your marriage. This is the saddest thing to hear.
As for your coming back, I am glad you did. Don't mind grammar and spelling. The important thing is the message, you want to share with your readers.