The interest of this blog is to topically cover books and ideas. I also have interests, of more local scope, so I sometimes write about the city where I live, Fort Wayne, IN.
I’ve recently been (obsessively) reading most blogs that cover Fort Wayne politics. These blogs have a rather feckless, cocooned scope- with few bloggers look beyond the immediacy of issues to other contexts– so the reading is often feels unpurposed. (some of the the blogs are infuriatingly ignorant and offensive; others are almost unintelligible; others are pretty thoughtful). There’s also this weird sort-of Midwestern sarcasm that occurs here- it’s unexpected to the reader and is hard to discern.
Another primary reason I’ll be writing more about this topic is my dismay over one of the city’s candidates for Mayor, Matt Kelty.