I was introduced to a new website this week, called Jabberwocking.com. It’s written and edited by Kevin Drum, a journalist who used to work for Mother Jones. While Drum takes a mostly progressive view, he’s also not shy about calling ’em as he sees ’em, like this blog about the culture wars.
But another thing Drum features is photographs. That appears to be apropros of nothing except that he likes to take pictures. It might also have something to do with the fact that he’s been fighting cancer since 2014 and so, maybe, he just wants to step back and smell the roses, and take their pictures.
Anyway, I decided to steal the idea. What does a daily photo have to do with moderation? Not much, except the thought that, for most moderates, life is about more than politics. We have other interests, which tends to make us less jumpy about stuff that happens each day. Catastrophizing is an affliction caused, in part, by too much news consumption, especially when it comes from Fox (on the one hand) or MSNBC (on the other).
So, I plan to offer a photo a day (more or less) with the intent of focussing (pun intended) on stuff from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Enjoy.