Some very interesting events here in Kansas City, Missouri. Very interesting, indeed. Let's see. We've toured around the city and beyond visiting friends of Sam's. I've done a ton of shopping and found many vintage and used clothing stores here, which I am extremely excited about. The weather is crazy good. The mansion is big. The cats are nuts.
On another note, I got an email about the my rantish post on journalism in Fairbanks. This dude wants a copy of that particular post. He didn't say why, but he has a UAF email account. I deleted the post and it's gone. What's going on? Since then, I've done a lot of thinking about this blog thing. Over the past two weeks, I've encountered a lot of people in Indy and here in KC who read my blog. Great. But, at the same time these are people who I now work with at the FFA, Sam's family and friends etc. Not to mention people in Fairbanks who I never knew read the blog, now piping up. Ok. It's a public forum, right? I am putting myself out there. I'm spouting off about this and that, but mostly my posts are benign stories about my dogs or well-wishes to my Gran. However, I now feel like I have to censor (or sensor) myself. I can't be funny Jill if it might possibly offend someone. Gasp! So now what? Is this the end of the wannabe musher? Well, shit. When I stop being honest to myself and sugarcoat my stories, ideas or opinions to suit some suit, what have I become? I need to be more diplomatic. Right? Is that it? I need to put careful thought into how I word my opinions so as not offend anyone. Well, if I can't be myself, I can't be. I need your opinions now, you my readers. As a professional, do I simply leave out certain aspects of my life when it comes to the blog? I can do that. I'm not slandering anyone, these are my thoughts, as uneducated or well-informed as they may be. Americans are always going on about the first amendment. So yeah, free speech, but what about the ramifications? I have yet to find out what those are. We fly back to Alaska tomorrow. I'll let you all know.