A New Start

I’ve done an admittedly awful job of maintaining this site; my updates have been sporadic, my purpose unclear, and my neglect overwhelming. A good part of that has resulted from personal turmoil, but a much greater part from simple laziness and lack of purpose. I started this blog with high ambitions in December 2006, and it’s gone through a few incarnations since then, none of them lasting. Even though I have yet to follow through on them to the degree to which I would like, my original motivations for starting this site remain: a desire to provide thoughtful commentary on politics, international affairs, literature, and philosophy, to publish creative works of my own, and to grow as an individual and as a thinker in reasoned dialogue with (an as yet hypothetical) readership.

I find myself today in a strange position: after spending a year in Germany as a researcher, I’ve decided (for the time being, at least) to take a “real” job before tackling some aspect of my interests, be it as a student of philosophy, law, or literature. Work sucks, and it’s going to be difficult for me to integrate my many interests into a dwindling amount of free time. But I’m going to give one last push to give this site — and my aspirations — a new start.

I hope to find a community along the way, if not of like-minded individuals, then at least of individuals willing to question and engage with the world around them, driven to seek out, understand, and overcome the sources of injustice in this world, and drawn to the diverse, strange and ubiquitous beauty that characterizes this earth.

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~ by Benji on 28 August 2008.

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