Welcome to ‘my blog’.
It’s remarkable that despite being a writer, or maybe precisely because I am ‘a writer’, in the more traditional sense (of essays, articles and books), I was really averse to adding a ‘blog’ to my website. But I did want to give readers broader access to myself, so I did what any self-respecting individual would to avoid the truth. I got self-righteous about it, and tried to come up with every other name – any name, in fact, by which I could refer to the platform: ‘Thoughts’, ‘Musings’, ‘Practice in Action’. The names I came up with are pitiable themselves, clearly – but even more so because of how embarrassingly close to the original they are. Clearly I fought what I was doing real hard: creating a blog.
My good humor liberated me, as good humor usually does, when, after two months of repeating ‘the one thing I was clear on’ – ‘It’s not a blog.’ – the website came back from programming and design with ‘Blog’ as the title for the link in the navigation bar. I laughed. Yeah, okay, so its a blog.
So welcome to my blog. I will do my best not to use it as a city dump for my thoughts, or a venue for regurgitation and/or mental masturbation. In fact, I will do my best to make it your venue for thinking about things, and life; so please feel free to contact me if you have a question or topic you would like to see addressed.
My hope is that it is useful to you. All the better if it makes you laugh.
All the best to you, always,