Originally, this blog was made to be one full of political commentary; a place for me to express my political views. After thinking about it quite a bit, I realized that a blog JUST about political commentary was quite limited, though I’d always have things to say about this issue or that issue. But political commentary gets stale and, ultimately, isn’t very useful in our day to day lives other than proclaiming that we’re well informed and know who to vote for and the like (all very important, still). I’d rather deal with the whole: that is, the issue of life and the human condition. Now, don’t expect me to make posts titled “10 Ways to Improve Your Happiness” or “Ruminations on God” or “Positive Energy Fields are Awesome”. I’ll reflect on things from my life and other things, most notably books and politics, and post my thoughts.

Now, don’t think I’m totally bucking the trend of posting anything on politics. Not true. I’ll devote as much time to politics as I do anything else; I just want to make things more balanced to fit me and my writing routine. I can’t write about just politics forever because there’s more to life than what some ex-lawyers do when they try to figure out what laws to pass. Most of my ruminations and findings about, well, being a human will probably apply to politics as well.

With all that out of the way, blog posts will probably consist of four major groups:

  • Political Commentary: The same old stuff you’ve seen before on the 59 Second Minute. Nothing new to it. 
  • Short Stories: Short stories with some sort of theme/message about anything related to humans (which, admittedly, is everything). They won’t be very long though; none should take more than 3 parts. Can be fiction, creative non-fiction, or a plain ol’ anecdotal story.
  • Book “Connections”: I would say “reviews”, but that’s not appropriate, as I’m going to make connections from the themes of the books to everyday life, not write an editorial like you’d see in the New York Times. 
  • Miscellany: Everything not included there; probably will be a rant of some sort. 
So there you have it: the ethos of the 59 Second Minute.

  1. I am enjoying this mix of topics very much and look forward to many more.

  2. I found your site via “From Scratch.”

    You might consider two blogs: one for fiction and your creative writing, and the other for politics, current events, and the like.

    You may enjoy the mix; but I’ve found it useful to break it up the categories up, and I’ve written much more since creating two separate entities, though they are linked.

    Nice site and concise writing.

    Good luck!

  3. Thanks for the suggestion, and I’ve been tossing around the idea for quite some time. I think I’ll take you up on that, actually; having them be two separate entities will probably increase my productivity here (which should be my current events blog), as you’ve stated.

    Hope you stick around and keep reading!




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