John Scalzi is an excellent writer, and demonstrated that skill on his blog today. You might not agree with everything, but you should check it out: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/10/18/things-i-dont-have-to-think-about-today/
One bit of housekeeping: Sorry I've been gone so long, but thanks Joe for reminding me some of you needed reading material at lunchtime! I'm planning on reviewing some books and movies, a personal exploration, some objective election information, and less-objective political thoughts. If anyone has a preference, I'll try to get to that one first - just leave a comment. Thanks for your patience!