It's a funny thing, really, when criticism comes your way, and you're unsure whether or not it's point is valid, whether or not it's motive is pure, and whether or not you really care about it all.
I find myself in such a position now, as a result of this post of mine at Archaeotexture, and this responding post from none other than the proprietor of Newsroom Stew's Blog.
I guess I could go on and on about previous posts of mine that were complementary towards the city, it's government, and the application of said government ... none of which have generated response of any kind.
But do I really want to? Do I really want to place myself in a pigeonhole of someone else's definition, and adopt the "unwritten" rules of someone else's composition and application?
In this case ... no, not really. I've had my say ... he's had his ... and that's that.
Regardless of my position with a similar (and also very diffrent) entity, I reserve the right - not just as a virtual pundit, but as an actual citizen - to compliment our local transit authority on the services it provides, plead with county commissioners to enact a burn ban, praise the city's health department in its role of welcoming refugees, support the school district's policy towards magnet school admissions, share photos of city officials participating in celebrations, raise concerns over votes by the same officials that might impact the welfare of homeowners ... and occasionally cite something especially strange from the Weekly World News.
Okay ... so that last doesn't have anything to do with local government, but it's fun!
And, really, it's an amazing coincidence that my blog gets noticed - and gets somebody stewing over one of my posts - at this particular time ...
... more on that, soon.