Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I've been a mite slow lately adding new articles to this blog. The well is (I hope) temporarily dry. I just can't bring myself to get excited right now about anything political. Both of my Senators, my Congressman, and my state legislators (may they all rot in their own private hells) are raging socialists who won't be swayed by reason or anything else other than vast sums of money. This tends to dampen my enthusiasm just a bit.

Additionally, I'm writing a novel. I was stuck for at time at a point in the plot, beyond which I could not seem to get (make the most of it, TWC!). I puzzled over it for over a year, and I finally know what I'm going to do. The work will require some restructuring and some deep rewriting. I want to make the most of it, in the hopes of finishing the story before senility hits.

I am able to throw in the odd quip on facebook or twitter, thus can conclude that I'm not quite brain dead yet, so I can assume that I won't quit writing this stuff completely. Perhaps I'm just a little bit politically depressed at the thought of America turning into the USSA.

I'll place things here as my mood, and my time permit. I just don't think it will be very rapid-fire for a while.

I apologize, and thank you for your indulgence.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


Chatelaine said...

Politically depressed is the perfect description for what so many people are feeling, I suspect. I know I am.

Cool about the novel :)

T. F. Stern said...

When I first glanced at the photo I thought you'd found one of my old tires, the ones I used when I was at college and couldn't afford good ones. The dry rot finally got so bad chucks were flying off going down the road and I bought some new ones.

steveintx said...

Living in Soviet California doesn't help. Eh?

Ol' BC said...

We are all a bit politically depressed, but now is not a good time. At least I have Mike Pence as a Congressman. He is genuinely good. I'm amazed that the U.S. is waking up so slowly. Obama is polling lower than Bush at the same point but we'll not hear much of the comparison. Good luck with the novel. Just force a post from time to time when you need a break.

TWC said...

You know, 75% of our water is used by agriculture so cutting back on the water at home isn't going to help.

FB is conducive to drive by commenting. I find that refreshing.

You know, Kath offered me ten percent of her future lottery winnings. Are you willing to match that from your anticipated royalties?

Col. Hogan said...


I kind of reminded myself that the abortion we call politics is but a wee branch of the whole of philosophy. As we continue to build on our understanding of how responsible adults ought to live together, current-day partisan politics becomes nothing more than a big, treacherous joke.

If we laugh at them enough, perhaps they'll go away!

Col. Hogan said...


That photo reminds me of some "wetlands" property in the backside of the town of Newport Beach, which have been removed from the control of its owners because of the possibility of some unnamed endangered species that may or may not live there.

Col. Hogan said...


I was heartened a mite by the failure of Guber Schwarzengroper's tax initiatives, but he still raised a number of taxes--including the sales tax and the state income tax.

Thievin' bastard!

Col. Hogan said...


My alleged representatives are completely hopeless. From the racist Barbara Bouncer to the gun toting, yet anti 2nd Amendment Diane Feensteen, to Congressthief Howard Berman, they're all statists, all socialists, and a majority of Stalag California voters are stupid enough to keep voting for them.

It's very hard to work up any enthusiasm to even write them a letter. It just won't change anything.

Col. Hogan said...


After I finish the story, if you and/or Mrs TWC'd be willing to read and comment, yeah.