This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable…Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. Next stop….The Twilight Zone.
In a way, I feel like Serling, writing about the political show while wondering if it will be canceled next year.
Politics, and the government it controls, is The Twilight Zone — a shadowy place where illusion substitutes for reality, political lunacy replaces sanity and lies become commonplace.
This nation is at a crossroads. So am I, both in writing about politics and with this web site.
I’ve been involved with politics, either as a journalist covering the political scene, or as a political operative, for more than 40 years.
Capitol Hill Blue is headed for its 16th birthday on the web on October 1. We remain the oldest political news site on the Internet. Over the last 15-and-a-half years we’ve been praised, vilified, cursed, cheered and more.
When you write about or work in politics for so long, you get tired…very tired.
I’ve also spent the last seven weeks dealing with my mother’s deteriorating health and it has taken a toll on our family as well as my physical and mental health.
I’m worn out. Politics doesn’t interest me. The disasters in Washington don’t stir the juices. Political intrigue is boring.
I need a break so I’m taking one.
Yeah, I know, I don’t this before only to storm back in a few days.
It could happen that way again. I don’t know.
But, for now, I’m putting this column on hiatus for an indefinite time. It may be a weak, a month, a year or foreover.
I don’t know at this point.
But, for the time being, I’m outta here.
See you on the flip side.