Well, it's official: I've succumbed to the Dark Side of the Force and started a blog.
It was probably inevitable; Lord knows I like to ramble on about things, and it's not too surprising that I'd eventually take it up to the next level, or whatever the phrase is. So, here we are, at this time, in this place, and now we figure out where to go next. Time to let me tell you how this is going down.
First off, it's a group blog. I've got two fellow-posters here - I won't give names yet, as I don't know whether they want to use a handle or not - and we'll all be making entries. They're both smart people who can write in a straight line, so that's all right, then. I'm pretty sure that I won't agree with them all the time, but I don't expect that I'll feel sorry for inviting them in.
Second, this is not, strictly speaking, a Right-wing blog: it's pretty much a centrist one. While I carry my Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy card with pride, my fellow-bloggers do not. They aren't froth-at-the-mouth Bush-haters, mind you - which will probably disqualify them as being on the Left for a very small yet vocal group of people - but they are most assuredly not Republicans. I look forward to their insights and challenges to my own ideological leanings. I also have a somewhat larger list of people (of varying political beliefs) whom I'm going to hit up for special guest posts from time to time: but for at least the start, three bloggers is probably an optimal number to regularly post here.
Third, this is not going to be a completely political weblog, either. Mostly political, yes: but there will be nonpolitical entries a go-go and as the spirit moves us.
Fourth, I've just violated the Rule of Three, so I'd like to thank the people over at Tacitus for nagging me into getting a blog and Tac himself for the helpful suggestions. He didn't suggest the layout, so don't blame him for the color scheme.