I know from past experience that setting up a blog means that I’ll spend more time feeling guilty about not writing anything than actually writing, but I figured what the hell, might as well.
Way back in the 1970s and 1980s, I used to have nightmares about nuclear weapons. I eventually outgrew that and moved on to doing chemistry research with the nuclear waste stored at the Hanford Site, where they used to make the plutonium for all the bombs. I’m not sure if that was a healthy – or even a conscious – way to get over my fear of The Bomb, but it sure was damned interesting and gave me an appreciation for both human inventiveness as well as our capacity for destruction.
It earned me the nickname “Plutonium Page”, which is also my handle as a Contributing Editor at Daily Kos. In retrospect, a cooler name would have been “Demon Core“, but I digress. This is my blog. I don’t promise much, and can’t offer you any beer, but pull up a chair and see if there’s something you like.
Note: As of December 2009, I started copying two years’ worth of my Daily Kos WMD-related posts over to this blog. It’s going to take a while, but eventually my goal is to have them all here.