[There's a plain-HTML version of this post at billstclair.com/goodbye.html]
I've been doing political blogging since 2000, and running billstclair.com since sometime shortly after that. The time has come to hang up that pair of spurs. I'm doing this mostly because the constant barrage of bad news has destroyed my mental and emotional equilibrium, and I need to back off on the pressure if I am to survive. But it's also time to switch back to a spiritual focus, something I've largely lost sight of in the past few years, as my anger morphed into hate. Time for a big dose of love. Maybe I'll be able to handle the ugliness of the wider world at a later date, but for now I'm reducing temptations to give myself space to heal.
I plan to make archives of the site, so that you can download a copy, if you want to save it. I'll change this paragraph in the plain-HTML version to contain links, once I've done that.
"End the War on Freedom" (billstclair.com/blog) will go dark, though I think I'll keep the images around in case people are using them. Non-image pages will forward to the plain-text version of this page. I may bring back the blog at some point, with a new name, and containing only my own personal content, not news links. But not for a while, if ever.
The index of billstclair.com will continue to contain the "Mirrors", "Stories", "Computing" and "Pictures" sections, with "Mirrors" at the end. I'll remove most of the intial links, and the entire "Politics" and "Guns" sections. I'll probably leave the content, to avoid breaking other people's links. But I may remove it at any time, so grab an archive if you care.
I will shutter freedomoutlaws.com, lyricsalone.com, nomorecages.org, obamabodycount.org, and patrickhenryproject.org, and allow those domains to expire. I'll give some notice for obamabodycount.org, by changing the images people are embedding to a warning notice, and soliciting interest in taking it over. I'll also solicit interest in taking over freedomoutlaws.com, for a short while before shutting it down.
brighter-world.org, jsmaze.com, lisplog.com, & truledger.com will continue to work. I'll likely eventually resume development of jsmaze.com, which has been languishing of late, due to my lack of energy. And I'll continue slow development of truledger.com.
I'll cancel my membership in the political forums I belong to, hanging around at thementalmilitia.com until I find somebody to take over my administrative duties there.
No more Twitter. No more Google+. I'll keep a minimal presence at Facebook, but defriend everybody who I don't know personally, in meatspace.
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