This website isn't about anything in particular,
except perhaps living parts of my life in public. At
times technically precise, at others wildly fanciful,
what's found here nevertheless represents the
infinitely diverse creature which is me. As Thoreau
mused, "I would not talk so much about myself if there
were anybody else whom I knew as well."
Almost in the same breath, he also says, "The stars
are the apexes of what wonderful triangles! What
distant and different beings, in the various mansions
of the universe, are contemplating the same one at the
same time!" When I think on this second quote, it
occurs to me that what we call "diversity" in the
present day is often based on the attributes that
we're trying to avoid. Choosing to hold someone in
high esteem because of a genetic attribute does them
more harm than good.
Said differently, we are all "distant and different
beings" when it comes to dealing with each other. I
see my friend, the outward appearance; I hear what
they say and observe their facial expressions; but I'm
not really seeing them. I think I may
explore that idea of true diversity here, some.
Maybe, as I have time.
That said, this website (kind of) has no binding theme,
in that it's often about:
In that sense, at least, it's an accurate
representation of real life. Goes back to the
"distant and different beings" thing. And I do hide
things that are private: everyone does, and that's
normal and natural. But I try not to hide more than
is really necessary.
it kinda defies labels
Is this a blog? A personal website? A manifesto? A
photo album? Somebody's personal code stash? An
Well, yes and no. It's not written to fit into a
niche or a genre. Those who need genres to help
interpret what they're reading may not grok what's
here, and that's okay. I'm not writing it for anybody
in particular. But if you lock onto something and
like it, that's okay too, and you should let me know
at the "Mail" link above. It helps.
good things to know
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