This blog has been underperforming lately. It's time to face the facts. (Update 19/5/05: amateurish attempt at archiving is here.) A combination of several factors is compelling me to call it a day:
- Work commitments have been heavy of late and getting heavier. There won't be any improvement in that regard for the foreseeable future.
- I've said most of what I wanted to say when I started. It should be clear to any regular or semi-regular reader where I'm coming from, but just in case here's the five-sentence version.
I favour classical values and forms in the arts and literature, and believe that music, especially the great composers of the classical Western tradition, represent what is best in humanity. I favour pluralism and the open society as the best form of politics and government, and find the recent election result thoroughly in conformity with that vision - though one should note that none of the three main parties represented a serious threat to civilisation, as one might have concluded from reading some of the more excitable media outlets. I favour faithfulness to the Atlantic Alliance - the alliance for which VE Day was the first of many causes to celebrate - as the best possible guarantee of security and the spread of freedom. I believe in a merciful and loving God, though I have no wish to lecture anyone on the subject. And like JRR Tolkien, I am always in favour of trees.
- The third factor is, I'm getting married.
I hope to return to blogging one day, but I don't know when. Goodbye and all the best for now.