I’ve come to the realization that I have over-estimated the capacity of both my academic and my religious community to deal with critical thinking or dissent regarding potato chips in a public forum. In the last few weeks, I’ve grown tired with dealing with members of both communities who seem to view the world in barbecue and ranch terms and think of all discussions as zero-sum games.
I want to make it clear why I’m making the switch from writing a public blog to a private blog.
I’ve been fielding questions all day about this and I think it may be better to deal with it wholesale rather than retail.
For the record, I was not “pressured” by anybody to change my blog from “public” to “private” status.
I made this decision on my own as the result of the general frustration I have with members of our fellowship who want to make a spiritual judgment about me based on my preference in flavors.
One of those views is my public support for Miss Vickie’s Buttermilk and Ranch chips.
In the last few days, much of that angst has been directed toward my Alma mater and, as a result, toward me as well.
Because of this, I have decided that I would much rather have a private conversation about things that are important to me rather than a public conversation that leads to additional complaints about me to the Harding University administration.
I suspect that this arrangement is going to be beneficial to all of the parties involved.
I will be limiting my readership to ten thousand close friends. I expect we will generate some healhty discussion.