When I first started this blog a little over a year ago, I was looking primarily for a place to lighten the load on my chest every once in a while.
Too much is happening right now to continue running Stomatopoda as merely an occasional outlet. The most radical developments within the past decade have nearly all occurred during the last six months: revolutions in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Egypt, the possibility that America will default on its loans for the first time ever in its history, Republican efforts to dismantle Medicare and collective bargaining, single payer healthcare in Vermont, etc.
I thought about starting a new blog to cover this and more. But why I should I? “Stomatopoda” is a kick-ass name.