Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Gratitude Attitude

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I’ve had my Twitter account for 16 years, and over that span of time, I’ve sent out tens of thousands of tweets. Many have been nothing more that post notifications or “one off” charts that I’ve shared, and there have been plenty of them that have been edgy, saucy, or even provocative.

In spite of this, I’ve hardly ever caused a ripple on the water. Most of my tweets typically get anywhere from 10 to 20 Likes, and it’s usually from more or less than same people, even though I’ve got 24,500 organically-obtained followers. A couple of days ago, for example, I noted my dream world had zero taxes and zero government. Pretty crazy stuff. The reaction? Same as always: who cares? It’s just me musing.

On Friday, however, I sent out a tweet which, by my standards, was incredibly innocuous, and yet it provoked a relatively firestorm.