Having finally found a category plugin that I finally like, I'm beginning to see some importance to how I classify blog entries. And when I see how many of my entries are simply categorized as "uncategorized" it's a little embarrassing.
As a result, I've spent some time the last three days going back over old entries, particularly those written when there wasn't a means of classifying entries. Doing so has reminded me that this blog was started as a form of political protest and played an important part in my blogging for a several years. Heck, at one time a reader had the nerve to call this an "anti-war blog," and by then I'd begun to transition to being a "poetry blog" before becoming a photography blog and, even later, a birding blog.
Luckily, long ago when I started, or thereabouts, I described this site as, " Focusing on poetry, literature, and photography and using the arts to explore and develop a personal philosophy." And that's pretty much what I've done here. What you see here is, generally, who I am, and, hopefully, who I'm becoming.
Most recent visitors have been spared the political polemics, but that doesn't mean they're not part of my philosophy. I can't imagine having values if you aren't going to advocate them openly and publicly. It's just that lately I have expressed that side of my philosophy on Facebook.
However, I'm a devoted environmentalist and when this video showed up on one of the political sites I follow, Organizing Notes, I had to pass it on: