Sometime in 2007 I realized I was sick of hearing about "ufology."
The politics, the incessant clashes with an apathetic mainstream media, the endless discussion about inventing a research paradigm that actually works . . . not to say those aren't worthy subjects and noble goals, but they're not necessarily my goals. Ufology, as a mass of disparate disciplines operating under a single loosely defined banner, is an inherently social organism -- and as frequent readers of this blog may have noticed, I'm a far cry from social. I suppose I've come to concur with Nick Redfern's general pessimism about an organizational approach to "fringe" research, especially as the phenomenon in question appears to operate, at least for the most part, in such a maddeningly elusive and subjective manner.
I'll continue to write about the UFO phenomenon, but I don't foresee contributing anything substantial to the political dimension of UFO/ET discourse; I'll leave that to others more capable and savvy.