In all people I see myself, none more and not one a barley-corn less,
And the good or bad I say of myself I say of them.

I know I am solid and sound,
To me the converging objects of the universe perpetually flow,
All are written to me, and I must get what the writing means.

Walt Whitman

I’ve always felt it was incredibly pretentious to start with a quote. But then again, isn’t it also a bit pretentious to have a URL in your own name? Still, here we are. Do I contradict myself?

These days, if I am known at all, I am known as the spokesman of the Commission on Elections. But the multitudes I contain chafe at that restrictive classification. After all, I am also an ordinary person with opinions about nearly everything – except cars; I have no opinions about cars – who also happens to have a blog. And so, I mostly refuse to restrict the content of this platform to that which I am most known for, if I am known at all.

I’ve nothing to brag about – not really. A few awards in school, a few works ghost-written for far more famous people, an unquenchable belief in social media as a tool for good.

Just as I was around for the slow demise of pen and paper role-playing games with the advent of fantasy card games – think Magic, the Gathering – I was also witness to the decline of long-form blogging in the face of the onslaught of micro-blogging platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Don’t get me wrong: I like Twitter – it’s where I spend much of my online time – but there are things that cannot be contained in 140 characters. Just ask Whitman.

So I blog.

And I write about everything that catches my fancy. From Opinions and Ruminations on things, to Projects that I think are worth pursuing, to the Fiction that always seems to be knocking around in my head. Most of my fiction is scattered all over the web, in various tumblrs and free blogging sites. I’ve only recently begun to track them all down to compile in my Unfinished Collections. There’s a book in there somewhere, and someday, I might just summon up the fortitude to get that done. Children’s stories too.

As for the Projects – those mostly revolve around establishing Political Debates as a fixture of the country’s political landscape, establishing some kind of sustainable platform for Doing Good, and perhaps being of more service to other people than I’ve managed so far. These things are currently in development, and considering my day job, things are going only slowly.

All of that is in here, in messy juxtaposition with each other. I’d help you navigate but where’s the fun in that?