Saturday, November 17, 2012
As most regular readers know, this blog, which is just shy of its ninth birthday, is fundamentally retired. There are many reasons for this, including that my interests have changed, blogging has changed, our political discourse has changed, my family has changed, and even my job has changed. These considerations all militate against a general interest blog.
Your loyal readership and, in countless cases, actual friendship, has meant a great deal to me. Ultimately, my greatest joy, even in this blog's glory days, was the community. (Yeah, I know that makes me sound like a crunchy-greenie-lefty, but there you have it.)
This blog is a celebration of enterprise, primarily business but also non-profit, artistic, and humanistic. We love the people who do things to make the world better. We also defend enterprise, and particularly commercial enterprise, from those who attack it, including from within.In short, if you love and yet are worried about the great American spirit of enterprise, this is the blog for you.
This blog will be more linky than thinky most days, since Defending Enterprise is a very busy fellow. Expect us to chronicle attacks on enterprise, whether from government or NGOs or statist multinational corporations or “public intellectuals.” We will also champion the stories of people who inspire us with their enterprise — the great businesses, innovative non-profits, and inventors who exercise their creativity by making us all so much more prosperous.
I hope we stay friends.
You are all very kind. Yes, there will be pictures from time to time. Anon, I'll try the Anonymous option, but consider just adopting a registered identity so we can keep your online persona straight!
Wow....nine years! I think I started following about six or seven years ago, and don't know how I fell into your link. I've missed the almost daily postings, but have come to realize (especially this past year with a few deaths of loved ones, semi retirement, deciding on a new path, etc) that things, including favorite blogs....change.
Will be following the new...
Best - Don
I thought this blog and the now defunct Enlighten-NJ were great. Always good analysis and a nice balance of local and national topics. It will leave a real void, as other NJ sites tend to focus on partisan political discussion. I like your practical, business-like approach. I wish you would reconsider.
Sorry to see this end, but I’m thankful for the past and surprised that you carried it for as long as you did given your public profile.
Good luck at everything.
I’m working on a “project” which folks here might have interest in seeing first. Any interest?
I noticed your posts had become few and far between. Your blog is on my regular reading list. It seems like half the list with most of my favorites is gone. I'm sorry to see you wrap up this blog.
Will you keep this blog on-line? I ask because I've linked to at least one post of yours (your update on Steven Denbeste's layman's explanation of the Iraq situation).
All the best and I'll be checking out your new blog.