Hello world!

Hi all,

After a disastrous, troll-infested, attempt at blogging and a long hiatus, I’ve decided that I will not let the trolls silence me. The blog title is taken from the following poem, which I learned in college and has stuck with me ever since.

and Other Lines
by Stephen Crane

There was a man with tongue of wood
Who essayed to sing,
And in truth it was lamentable.
But there was one who heard
The clip-clapper of this tongue of wood
And knew what the man
Wished to sing,
And with that the singer was content.

I may not have the chutspa of Melissa McEwan (et al), the humor of Joy Nash or BuffPuff, the eloquence of Kate Harding, The Rotund, or Meowser, the political acumen of Amanda Marcotte, the feminist chops of Jessica Valenti or Twisty Faster or the estimable attributes of many other bloggers I admire, but I still have something to say. Those wish to hear the clipper-clapper of this tongue of wood are welcome here. Those who don’t hear what I wish to sing can refer to Kate H’s comments policy, which applies here as well (although I’m the one you don’t want to piss off here).

Please have patience with me. I don’t know this forum well at all, and have next-to-no blogging experience. (I am however really experienced at talking (and talking, and talking, and talking…)). I will attempt to get up to speed fairly quickly, but can’t make any promises.

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