- understand irony
- read very closely
- follow logic across posts
- like me
- all of the above
- none of the above
And, here is my, post lunch, blood sugar-affected cranky response:
"Glad to know what my stock in trade is. I would have thought it was my ability to see patterns where others don't, to apply historiographical and other methodologies to understanding the world around us, and to provoke creative thinking by pointing out the things around us that we are so used to seeing we don't see them anymore. I no more celebrate the inability of my local public library to stock its shelves with out my emptying mine than I do think that NGOs as they always have will, can, or should solely try to feed the hungry or clothe the poor. My point is this - we all created these problems, all three sectors must be accountable and engaged in solving them. No single sector approach, or holier than thou attitude is going to accomplish diddly, IMHO."
Here's the thing about writing/reading blogs. Some of us try to maintain a train of thought over time, as well as use the technology to 'jot down' things we notice. Before blogging, I kept all this stuff in my head and in 000s of little notebooks. So I knew when I was being snide, ironic, gaping in wonder at the stupidity of the world around me, making an emphatic point, or simply 'jotting things down.' I guess my intent isn't always perceptible to readers. I'll try harder (would emoticons help?) Sometimes. Maybe.