One reason for the lack of activity at this weblog has been the addition of a new member to our family. To a not-so-young couple like ourselves, this was a truly miraculous and blessed event, and needless to say, it means a total change in our daily life and in our way of looking at things. I would love to share more with my readers, who have been real friends these past several years, but discretion forbids it.
The concerns that led me to start the Heritage American are in no way diminished by this life event; I want more than ever to tap into the shared heritage of America and Western civilization and to help pass it on to the next generation – who will surely need it. Surely a civilization and culture are propagated, first of all, at the level of the family. In an ailing society such as our own, the family may be the only source of continuity for many individuals.
I have tried, as much as possible, to have every post bring in some voice or perspective from our past, usually drawn from literature or history, and to relate it in some way to present concerns. This is still the plan, but it has been rather difficult lately to do the heavy reading and writing needed to carry out the self-assignment as I’d like, certainly on a weekly basis. Consequently, I’m going to try from here on to go easier on myself, and write postings that may more spontaneous and less documented.
Current events continue to reach new levels of insanity, don’t they? Here’s hoping we all can stay grounded during hard times. There are better times ahead.