OK, I've finally done it!
After spending countless hours - years - reading and posting to other blogs here and yon, I answered my own question: Why don't you start your own? Certainly there are enough opinions and ideas and interests and events worthy of comment, even if I am the only one who ever posts. Or the only one who ever reads it.
I do not see this as a diary, though occasionally it might help me to share what's going on in this part of the southern Sandhills/Piedmont of the Tar Heel State.
So, then, that begs this question: What is this blog about?
Well, first and foremost, a discussion among Democrats and those interested in Democratic Party candidates, issues, campaigns, and the like within North Carolina's Eighth Congressional District. At least through 2011 when the General Assembly must resume its next round of decennial redistricting, the district includes all or some of Anson, Cabarrus, Cumberland, Hoke, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, and Union counties.
What else is this blog? I forecast it as another web-based location for folks interested in progressive North Carolina politics, some discussion about history and current events here and nationally, and perhaps even a literary reference now and again.
If this blog has served any usefulness by this time next year, I personally hope to have learned something about myself and anyone else who has invested time in discussing whatever is on our collective or individual minds. We will have had a good conversation and fostered clean, lawful, informative deliberation on whatever comes up. And who knows ... By then we might have done our part in making this corner of Tar Heel Heaven a much better place.
Welcome to Wayne's World and the end of my first entry!