Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Untagging Myself

You may be wondering why I haven't posted for a couple of days (or, you may not have noticed). The reason is that Scott Gosnell over at A Knight's Blog has tagged me for an ACLU meme, or more accurately, for an anti-ACLU meme. I've been trying to figure out how to respond. Perhaps I wouldn't normally have taken so long, but it's the first time I've been tagged for a meme, so I wanted to do it right.

I've decided not to play along. That decision is not implicit praise nor denunciation of the ACLU, nor is it about Gosnell. It's about the nature of this blog.

Unlocked Wordhoard isn't a political blog; it's about the life of the nuos. I don't shy away from political subjects when they are the secondary focus of the posting; for example, I have spent some time debating with Gosnell about whether we wanted another lawyer on the SCotUS -- but that debate began long before even the Roberts nomination. I haven't bothered to state a position on Miers since this blog isn't about those policy decisions. If Miers does something interesting from a textual, medieval, or academic viewpoint, then I'll blog on her. Or, if she does something funny, I might also blog on her.

So.... sorry, but I must decline. The blogosphere has plenty of other political blogs for those who want cogent political debate and analysis. It doesn't, however, have as many blogs about thinking and reading. I don't want to let Unlocked Wordhoard's identity be obscured.

By the way, if I reserve the right to change my mind and start blogging on political topics in the future.


  1. Anonymous7:19 AM

    I thought you might decline, so no surprises here. Still, your sense of humor prompted me to "fish" anyway.

  2. I'm not up on my Greek, so I'm probably totally wrong, but do you mean "nous"? Like I said, I'm not Greek-literate, so "nuos" might mean something.

  3. Yes, you are right -- it is nous, not nuos. Typos are easier to catch when they are in English.