Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

For some reason, I think I have something to say to you. You think you have something to say to me? Email me at: gideonsblogger -at- yahoo -dot- com

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Thursday, September 23, 2004
No, I haven't been on vacation all this time. Just been very, very busy at work since I got back. So sue me: they pay me for my time; this is a hobby.

Before I get back to any blogging, let me just discharge an obligation: Yom Kippur is right around the corner, so anyone whom I've insulted or injured by language I used on this site, whether intentionally or unintentionally, whether I am aware of the harm done or whether I am unaware, I ask your forgiveness.

And to those who feel I have led them astray from the truth or from right thinking, let me first assure you that I have never intended to do so, but let me also ask forgiveness of you as well for any harm I have done without intention.

It's a good discipline for any writer to read back over his old work. The early months of this blog make for a lot of embarrassing reading for me, not only because I was incredibly undisciplined in my verbosity but also because of the degree to which I engaged in cheerleading and bloviating, aspects of blog and print commentary (particularly on the Right) that I myself have criticized. But it's not all embarrassment; there are things I'm proud of as well.

I hope you will find more such in the future.