Someone approached me yesterday and asked me why I had not been blogging lately. He said, "It's because you're running for office, isn't it?"
I chuckled and replied, "No, sir." I assured him that I am constantly thinking, writing and blogging, but that I don't always publish my thoughts.
However, as I departed the conversation, I was forced to self examine. Why hadn't I posted anything recently? There is so much going on in the world and I have loads to say about it all.
So why I hadn't I shared any of my thoughts as of late? Was I scared that my opinions would alienate some constituents or further enrage those who oppose my views? I hadn't really considered those notions, but once I was faced with the question, I began to think.