Modern Esquire, former BSBer and current Plunderbund writer is hanging it up to pursue real life.
I generally have avoided talking about myself personally on this site. Many who have learned who I was asked me how I could balance the demands of a legal practice and the demands of blogging. The reality is I couldn’t. The demands of blogging required me to stay up sometimes until 4 a.m. to draft posts that I’d schedule to post throughout the day. It was a labor of love, but it was unsustainable. I’m amazed that I’ve managed as long as I did.
But now the Esquire part has started to overpass Modern. After nearly seven years of practicing and scraping by, I’ve started a new job that fortunately pays well, is intellectually challenging, and is simply too time consuming for me to Modern anymore. It deserves and requires my full attention. Furthermore, I can no longer write a post and not risk a conflict of interest because I simply cannot know all of the potential conflicts anymore. It’s a risk I cannot ethically accept. So, Modern has to go.
It's a big loss, not just for the political blogosphere, but political journalism in Ohio. Modern was responsible for breaking a lot of stories, and giving real context that was hard to find anywhere.
BSB wishes him good luck in his future endeavors.