News flash: I’m not as prolific a blogger as I used to be.
The first couple of years of the Axis of Ego saw me post at least once a week. Usually twice. Sometimes more.
Those days are lonnnnnnng gone. This is only my twelfth post of the entire year, and a few of those dozen were re-posts of older articles. One of them was my “Best of 2016” post!
But there’s a helpful upside to my part-time status: Putting together the “Best of the Year” article is much, much easier.
Something Special: The Mountaintop (4/10): This was the final episode of the Something Special podcast series. The series covered the 1991 Washington Redskins’ championship season. It was a lot of work, some of it tedious, but, technical glitches aside, all of it enjoyable.
Let Me Tell You About Sundays (7/14): I like my job. A lot. In some ways, more than any job I’ve ever had. This one explains why. I feel fortunate and humbled to be able to write for a living—even if it did take me over a decade to get here.
Real Americans (8/14): “It’s the best thing you have ever written. I am very proud.” – My mom.
Timely Movie Review: The Last Jedi (12/20): This is very recent, but I think it captures and crystallizes some of the problems that a lot of people seem to have with Episode VIII. The more I’ve contemplated this movie, the less enamored I am with it. I wrote this review within 24 hours of seeing The Last Jedi, so I may have been even more harsh had I written this a week later.
And that’s it! There’s not much else to report for 2017. I’ll try to do better in 2018, but I think I’ve said some version of that each of the past two years, only to publish significantly fewer pieces than I did the year before. I suppose anyone who is actually a fan of this blog (heaven help you) should be rooting for my unemployment.
Happy New Year!