Down and Out and Me

In comments and email over the years, my readers have mentioned Chris Floyd and Arthur Silber far more frequently than any other writers. And they've done so very favorably.

It's not hard to see what people like about Chris and Arthur; for me it's tougher to see why I'm mentioned in the same breath as either of them, let alone both. Such is life on the net these days -- who am I to argue? But for those who prefer to read the three of us, there hasn't been much going on lately.

Arthur Silber is having all sorts of problems, including very bad health, and he's down at the moment; he may be down for a while. Arthur writes with a unique and very powerful voice, and the blogosphere is far less interesting when he's not writing. I disagree with him on some things, but I agree with him more often than not. I have great respect for Arthur Silber and his work, and I wish him well. Arthur needs money and he may need technical assistance too; if you can help him, I urge you to do so. And even if you can't offer him any help, please spend some time reading at his site, Once Upon A Time. It's an essential education you can't get anywhere else.

Chris Floyd has been away for almost a week and will be entirely offline for another few days at least, according to a smidgeon of back-channel correspondence. Chris and I have become friends in the virtual way of the net, and that makes it tough for me to be objective. But on the other hand, even before we had exchanged a single word, I was saying Chris Floyd was the most literate truth-teller writing in the English language, and since then my respect for him has only increased. If you're not reading Empire Burlesque regularly, you're missing out on another essential education you can't get anywhere else. And even when Chris is out, as he has been lately, the archives are well worth the price of admission (and then some!)

Then there's me. I've been extremely busy lately, so much so that I've had to go offline myself, and now I'm pushing some limits in order not to have all three of our blogs dormant at the same time. Not that it matters much, I suppose, in the long run. But it sure seems dull when Arthur and Chris are Down and Out, respectively. I wouldn't want to be Off at the same time.

I'm not sure how much more blogging I will be able to do before reality gobbles me up. And in this case the reality is: Add up the number of hours a day I spend working, looking after the kids, washing the dishes, taking out the garbage, and doing all the other things that have to be done; now add the number of hours a day I spend reading and writing (when my blog is active). Here's the problem: we're already past 24, and I haven't even slept yet. So, as a matter of biological necessity, I can't go on like this much longer without a time machine. And as everybody knows, time machines are [poof!]


Oops! sorry about that! As I was about to say, the machine is kinda wonky.

Anyway, here's the plan: every day, around midnight, I'll stop what I'm doing and hit the net, spend four or five hours reading, and then I'll spend three or four hours writing a piece. Then I'll post it, get in the time machine, go back about 8 or 10 hours, grab a midnight snack and a quick shower, and go to bed. When I wake up, my piece will just be hitting the net, and it'll be time to get ready for another day's work, after which I will read, write, time-travel, eat, sleep, and do it all again. So that's the plan.

You got that? Good.

Take good care, and I'll see you again yesterday.



Thank you so much for the effort you do put into writing for us. Please know it is greatly appreciated. The last three years has been an education for me. But more so, once I discovered the three truth tellers. Families are the most important things one possesses, so they can not be neglected. Write when you can, if you can and I will be here to read.
Best wishes to you and yours Debbie(aussie)

newjesustimes's picture

I appreciate it very much

Not only reading the material you produce, but seeing a community of like-minded individuals coalesce around these sites. Individuals that in the real world seem too few and far between become an actual community of friends who agree; there is too much war in the world, and for all the wrong reasons.
I know it isn't easy writing a good blog and I appreciate your efforts very much. Thank you WP. And keep that time machine tuned up, I have a feeling we're going to need it!

newjesustimes's picture

is there a way to contact Arthur S

I didn't see a comments or Email contact on his blog, but I may have a computer he can have, if it might help him out.

to contact Arthur Silber

fix up this address a bit

arthur 4801 at yahoo dot com

and please don't tell him I sent you.

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