…but not sworn AT, at least not publicly.

Tonight the Keller City Council swore in its three newest members, John Baker, Tom Cawthra and Jim Thompson. This was just another ho-hum, same-o same-o transition of power ceremony common in the West but unthinkable among vast swaths of the world’s oppressed peoples.

I used my time at the podium to pay homage to those who didn’t have to listen to me, didn’t have to consider my arguments, didn’t have to care what I had to say. But they did so anyway, and I had never bothered to say how much I appreciated it.

I will now withdraw from the public stage, not only at Town Hall but at Keller City Limits, too. If this blog survives as a useful forum, it will be because others take the time and effort to make it so.

Don’t get me wrong, I am very proud of KCL—it’s just that my leading role in it has ended, at least for now. Like a scorned suitor, it is therapeutic that I step away and do something else with my time and talent. It is also just the decent thing to do for my opponent(s)—he’s (they’ve) earned the right to represent you with the benefit of the doubt, and he shall have it from me.

To those of you with whom I’ve been short lately (and you know who you are,) I’m truly sorry. I know you mean well, but this is a decision I made some time ago.

KCL will continue to be “owned” by me, but it will be administered by Doug Miller, Frank Flanagan, Mike Sivertsen, Monty Snow and John and Elaine McNaughton. There are many others with author privileges on KCL, and many more are welcome. If you have something to say that you feel is more important than just a comment, contact one of these people and get yourself signed up as an author. Just try to keep it about Keller, OK?

As for me, I will continue to write, because I really enjoy it. I just won’t be writing about Keller politics, at least for a while. I have another domain called thinkfromscratch.com where I might pontificate. Some of the things I’m considering saying there will preclude me from being elected to any office ever again.

Finally, I want to express my sincere thanks to those who supported me. I will always be grateful.