So, as you know, for the past two and a half years it has been my high honor to write the National Affairs column for the Piedmont Chronicles. Those missives are basically supercharged versions of the posts you’ve enjoyed at this site for years. And I always run them here as a syndicated backup. However. All good things … come to an end.
Or, rather, they change.
This year has done a number on everyone, yours truly included. The spring and especially the summer have, er, slowed TPC production a bit. There was a little murkiness back in April and a hint that things might be wrapping up. They did not, thank goodness. The show rolled on.
On August 10th, an editorial memo came down that confidently announced a continuing way forward. Then, last night, THIS at http://www.thepiedmontchronicles.com: addressed in general and not just to me:
A Moment from MB
What can I say?
You knew exactly what you were getting in to. I’ve never given any illusions to the contrary.
TPC is a true passion of mine. It always has been & it always will be.
I just don’t have the time for it right now.
Hope you understand.
There will be posts moving forward, but they’re going to be here & there, sporadic. Maybe sometimes few & far between.
And that’s just the way it’s going to have to be.
As always, thanks for reading.
I, for one, do understand. Times are tough and so especially is the business of slinging words around. There’s more than enough to keep people busy. It’s a little disheartening, but understandable. It hasn’t happened in more than half a decade, but this site was once known for the … pauses and interruptions. Some of you know that Freedom Prepper essentially took a year off. Things happen.
Yet, I happily note that: 1) this “shut down” has already been averted once, just this year, and; 2) as-is, the foregoing suggests that though the posts may be here and there, sporadic, and few and far between, they’re still a possibility.
Where, for now, does this leave my column? For now, RIGHT HERE! She’ll continue to be a weekly feature, standing out from the usual daily snippets and blurbs and rants. It will probably settle into a designated day and/or time slot, which I have yet to determine. You’ll know it when you read it.
And, soon… Soon, I plan to activate a scheme I’ve had under development for a little while, branching out to possibly two or three other American commentary outlets. This could possibly be the genesis of the greater syndication I’ve been stalling around with. Additionally, next week – I think, I’ll be submitting my debut article to a foreign magazine. All of these publications are (how shall I put this?) more in-line with my evolved brand of ultra-right-wing, Christian nationalism. There – if all goes well – will likely, necessarily be several different subjects or styles for each new place. Maybe. Time will tell. More on all of that later. (There’s much more, as always, under development around here).
And, as to TPC in the future, I remain willing, ready, and slightly incendiary – even if only needed here and far sporadic. Hopefully, this is just a hiccup. If not, then it’s been a great ride. MB and Gang, thanks for everything!