For years now, people have asked me whether I had a blog. I’ve always answered No, but have felt that, really, I ought to.
So, finally, I’m taking the plunge. I probably won’t be posting long entries here — I have plenty of outlets as it is, and am already behind on more writing commitments and goals than I can count — but I think it will be useful to post news, announce public presentations (people often ask where or whether I’ll be speaking over the next weeks and months), call attention to new articles and books, shamelessly advertise tours I’ll be leading, and the like. I may even comment on politics — I’m really, really into political questions, and have been since I was an early teenager — though that may prove to be a bridge too far: I’m controversial with plenty of people without picking any more fights. (Which is, by the way, why I won’t be allowing comments here. I have no interest in spending several hours a day sparring with anonymous internet critics, and I can guarantee that they would show up here in droves to take a shot at me. But they have venues enough in which they can lament my wickedness and stupidity; I feel no obligation to supply them with yet another.)