Even with cities burning and an election mere months away, the summertime doldrums have hit. “Doldrums” isn’t exactly the right word, as things are going pretty well, but the long (for me) Father’s Day weekend distracted me from the woes of the world.
There’s also the issue of unlimited free time that is summer vacation. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining—but when I have one slender hour in the day to get my blog post done, I tend to be much more productive and focused. It takes pressure to make diamonds—or 600-word blog posts full of sweeping generalizations.
I’ve fallen a bit behind on SubscribeStar content. I still owe $5 subs a couple of editions of Sunday Doodles, which I will have up soon. All subscribers missed out on a SubscribeStar Saturday post, which I will also attempt to make up soon.
History of Conservative Thought is going well, and we have two more meetings before the Fourth of July break. This Wednesday we’ll be reading documents from John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists/Northern Conservatives. Next week we’ll dive into Southern Conservatism with John Randolph of Roanoke and (possibly) some excerpts from Richard Weaver‘s Southern Essays.
So that’s it for a quick Monday update. Be on the lookout for more substance tomorrow.