I’ve had article outlines in the queue since last year, a planned-out book (trilogy actually), and many articles already started or finished rough drafts this year that I have put on hold. My apologies, there are a few things going on right now both in my personal life and worldview that have lead to this hold.
I am bit disillusioned with internet politics (and with social media in general which will eventually be an article and a part in my book, I find it very dangerous to our limbic system and addictive in a way that makes you feel you are doing something while paralyzing real action… it is the last nail in the coffin of over socialization and mob formations, regardless of stances they will all devolve and are not exempt from the negative effects which include narcissism and appealing to lowest common denominators and living in a fantasy world instead of forming real bonds and strength) and too much theory without meaningful action tied to it. Since I view a strong foundation as a necessity for survival, I realized I needed to first focus on getting myself closer to personal goals of starting my own community/tribe before I engage in more theory.
There has to be a balance between theory and application, because one without the other is either dangerous by leaving you venerable in over-thoughtful inaction or reckless in thoughtless action.
I am happy to say that I am about to start my very immediate contribution to a future new tribe by soon having my first child. I also decided to do a very accelerated self-paced program to finish my degree (and think I hit some type of record there lol with 51 semester units completed in 3 months). I plan on using this degree (it has a very high earning potential) to help fund future projects towards my goals. The last months I have spent with my face constantly in books so I can test-out of classes or learn more about having and raising my child, so I have not had time for my blog.
I do think things will settle down by the end of this year since my degree will be completed by then and my child will not be as needy. I will resume/finish my articles in late fall and winter; hopefully finish my first book in 2018. Having a strong foundation and local community is very important to my life goals and applying my ideals in reality, so I can only resume idea play once I am further along the road toward enacting them.
To any I have kept waiting for articles, my apologies and thank you for your patience.
I’ll leave you with a few words from Thoreau: “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”