In a recent comment a frequent commenter characterized The Glittering Eye as being about foreign policy and economics. I think that’s a misunderstanding.
This blog is about the ideas and things that interest me. I have pretty far-reaching interests. I’m interested in the events of the day and I generally post almost obsessively on whatever I think the most important story is. In the mid-2000s I thought that was foreign policy and I posted hundreds of posts on foreign policy issues relating to Iraq, Iran, China, and any number of other countries.
Since the beginning of the Great Recession I’ve been posting a lot about business and economics. Until the passage of the PPACA (AKA “Obamacare”, a term I dislike since I see it as disrespectful of the president), I posted innumerable posts on healthcare policy.
I am much more interested in policy than politics.
My interests aren’t limited to politics. I’m interested in dogs, family history, history, movies and television, archaeology (particularly the archaeology of the Near East during the late Neolithic and early Bronze Ages—right on the edge of when language was first written), opera and music, generally, languages, cooking and food, and antique glass, pottery, and furniture, just to name a few things. I’ve posted on all of these topics at one time or another. I probably should post about some of them more frequently just for my own mental health.