Saturday, January 2, 2010

New View

To all my faithful readers out there (I think there are two of you), I extend my thanks for sticking with me for the first few weeks of this fledgling blogging experiment. As I try and come up with better ways of expressing my opinions on a variety of issues, I hope to be crafting a better format for presenting those opinions and keeping you interested.

I am hoping to accomplish the following:
  • to pique your curiosity in and stimulate further evaluation of things happening around us
  • to present a different perspective for considering various issues that until now may have had just two viewpoints
  • to challenge what may be conventional ways of thinking and problem-solving; perhaps not with a better solution, but at least an equally valid process

I have a good idea of my limits, so I don't plan on doing these:

  • I won't set out to change your mind, just maybe stretch it a little
  • I won't pretend to be an expert on any subject, because in actuality, few of us are
  • I won't ignore a valid critique or better idea; indeed, I rarely mind being proven wrong if it leads to a better way of doing something
Allow me to challenge those of us who hold philosophies etched with spiritual convictions we believe to be true: the onus falls even harder on us to actively consider, evaluate, test, and act upon those things that affect the way we live and interact with others. To the extent I can participate in that noble exercise, I hope to format my thoughts and perspectives more efficiently so that those who read them - including myself - can be better actors in the activities swirling around us.

If these goals prove unrealistic, I'm sure that will become apparent sooner rather than later! But I'm going to give it a try. So thanks for visiting, please bear with me as I tinker, and send me your feedback on how things are going.

Happy 2010!

1 comment:

  1. far from recovered cynicSunday, March 28, 2010 4:24:00 PM

    I serendipitously discovered your site an hour ago and am delightfully refreshed by your essays. About your definition of (OLI)..... I often see it as connecting to truth of what is real in my soul as a frequently different out of the box thinker instead of participating like sheep with what the "in" masses consider to be normal.

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