Okay, leaving Freethought Blogs, a blog network I created, was the really difficult part. Joining Patheos is the easy part, mostly because I have a lot of friends here already and a lot of bloggers that I really respect. This will be the 6th home of Dispatches from the Culture Wars. First I was on Blogger, way back in November, 2003. A few months later, I switched to a service called MBlog, which was kind of like WordPress.com but for Movable Type, a popular blogging platform at the time. A few months later, as I recall, MBlog folded and I moved the blog to its own domain at stcynic.com. In early 2006, I joined ScienceBlogs and stayed there until August 1, 2011, when I officially launched FTB. And now I’m at Patheos.
I do hope my longtime readers have made the journey with me, as they have done in the past. After nearly 12 years of blogging, I’m very fortunate to have a lot of people who seem to enjoy what I do and I hope they’ll keep following my writing. What you will see here will be no different than what I’ve been doing for a long time — a lot of politics, particularly where it intersects with religion; a lot of focus on constitutional law; a lot of focus on social justice and equality issues; a lot of focus on separation of church and state; an occasional post about poker or sports or music or whatever else catches my attention at the time. A lot of snark and sarcasm. Let’s get started.