Jon Buscall of 08# is splitting up his blogs to try keep them more focused. "I've grown weary of the eclecticism of my blogging. My voice and persona is all over the place." I take the opposite view. I enjoy not having to stay "on topic," letting threads organize themselves (or not) through the categories. After years of writing and teaching academic prose and preaching the virtues of focus and coherence, the freedom to be eclectic is a treat. However, right now, I must admit that writing about anything except the unfolding debacle in Iraq seems trivial and even inappropriate.