Friday, November 26, 2010

Ode to Gort42

I was sorry to see read earlier this week about Gort42 transitioning out of his blog.  Although the move may only be temporary, the final decision remains to be seen.  I think we all go through blogging slumps or blocks.  Like Gort42, the Phillies and election results both hit us like a ton of bricks. Even the NEPArtisan went through some post election blues.  I got over the Phillies pretty fast knowing they will be competitive and a Philadelphia team will always be in the wings ready to break your heart and mine.

Gort42 once told me challengers don't win elections, incumbents lose elections.  I hit this blog hard in the beginning of 2007 as a poll watcher working for Chris Carney in 2006 and trying to pass colon cancer screening legislation in PA.  I guess it was the questioning by candidate Marino of Carney being at home with his wife during cancer surgery in late August that had some people think, but for the most part Marino never had to answer for the comment.  Mr. and Mrs. Carney and myself have all have had our bouts with the "devil".

I am in the process of finishing my second novel by author P.F Kluge of Eddie and the Cruiser and Dog Day Afternoon fame.  Kluge states that his goals of writing are:

to make what matters to us matter to others, to make an audience of strangers care.

For Gort42 and NEPArtisan, there is still something out there that matters.

1 comment:

Tom Borthwick said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I still haven't done an election round-up... I have notes and thoughts. I just can't bring myself to do it.