Sunday, 6 March 2011
Introduction: Wherein the Blogger Makes Some Intitial Comments on the Purpose of the Blog
This blog is intended to be a way for me to get down on virtual paper thoughts on what I've been reading and listening to, and observations on the world around me. It's neither a diary nor me 'bearing witness'. I'm just trying to achieve some level of information synthesis. It took Mark Twain decades before he hit upon the 'right plan' for his Autobiography. As I have lived a hundreth the life of Mark Twain, I hope to find my blog-voice in a couple of weeks. But it will, like life, be a continual work in progress. But a work for whom? Primarily for me. Still, I hope my 'followers' - most likely only my two children - find it an insight into how I mentally spend my days. I have no journalistic compunction to be unbiased (or even appear to be). But I want to be as accurate as possible in my references and to properly attribute them. I think I'll use Wikipedia as my linking site of choice. I don't want to be a shill for Amazon.com or Chapter.Indigo.ca but may need to use them occasionally for book references.