It finally dawned on me why I have trouble writing some of my blogs: I can't decide whether I want to write an op-ed or a scholarly article.
On the two following items I started out simply to state that Paul Ryan is Joseph Townsend in modern garb. Then the professor in me awakened, and I tried to show some awareness of the serious literature with all its scholarly apparatus.
When I had a real life working for (receiving?) an income, I was both a teacher and a preacher, but now when I'm writing blogs, I can't make up my mind which to be.
Sometimes I end up being a messy mixture of both.