Baldilocks, Fare Well For Now
I know Baldilocks as the first blogger to link to one of my posts when I began coblogging at the Moderate Voice seven months ago. Baldilocks, hmm, I thought, thank you! And what an unusual name you have.
I found out Baldilocks is a sharp woman, with a close shaved head on purpose, and a beautiful first name: Juliette; She is insightful, tough, heartful and especially, well read.
We have that in common, a love of books and learning. She was career military. I am a military wife of many yearsâ€™ standing. She is a writer, Iâ€™m a writer. She hates the spammers who attach to her name site; I donâ€™t like that claptrap either.
I enjoyed reading her perceptive, often funny posts. She was dedicated, posted most days, huge energy for a one woman rolling show. Recently I sent her a book sheâ€™s been hankering after, a small gratitude for her early support. Her thanks were public and gracious.
Then Yesterday, I read Joeâ€™s roundup and saw that Baldilocks was folding her tent on her blog for now. Hafta earn a living. Yes, Iâ€™ve no other reason to often be posting at 3 and 4 a.m. in the morning than that that’s often the only interstice in a 7 day a week other job.
But the thing that threw me was to see Baldilocksâ€™ blog described by some as ‘a conservative right wing,’ site. Being right or left or center, or as I prefer to lean myself, toward the kaleidoscopic, never entered the equation. I just admire people who have funniness, common sense, deep heart and big cojones. Or, bold ovarios.
Go well Juliette. Come back soon. Weâ€™ll leave the light on for you.