This just in:
God and the Devil have issued their first joint press release to announce the postponement of the Apocalypse.
“Now that humans seem intent on transferring mental functions to handy devices, it no longer makes sense to seek their attention. Fire and brimstone are no different than franks and beans, to machines. Therefore, the Apocalypse has been postponed.”
(Editor’s note: Not canceled, postponed, so keep it tuned here for updates.)
– Several topics jostle for my attention all day long, a condition that most elementary and high school teachers were annoyed by – some of whom took it personally, and would have taken a cut in pay to have my name excised from their roll books! As the title of the page indicates, each of these five items will lead to more of the same on a continual, but random, basis.
In order of their emergence, these are the things almost always on my mind, except the first item, which only upsets my equanimity from October to May:
Of course, I’m also fascinated by the poetry, literature, and history of the world beyond our shores, but they are of too vast a scope far me get a purchase on. The others are of daunting scope, too, but they have clear outlines that seem to invite inspection.
Philosophy isn’t included because it would be redundant, since I see myself as a philosopher: it is the why/why not inherent in the subjects that command my attention. Expand that to the objects of journalism: who, what, when, where, why, and how, and the engine of my imagination is described.
And, as any philosopher worth her salt will tell you, it only takes a close analysis of any one topic over time to betray one’s philosophy on everything. A deep dive into any one of my pet peeves should allow ample digressions into all the others.