This will be my last post as a contributor to this great website, at least for a while. I’ve decided to spend less time talking about my views and more time listening to others, so I expect I will continue to read and comment. Mostly, I’ve just come to realize I am still figuring out what I believe and how to best work to realize it, and I prefer to spend time learning from others rather than writing myself. I am trimming back my political involvement on several fronts, though I will continue writing for Independent Political Report, since I think I do play a helpful role in that capacity. Thank you all for the chance to write and be heard.