Saturday, May 23, 2009

Alive, and very much so.

My friend Denis claims that every time he reads a truly great book it makes him never want to write again. He's pretty sure that someone - possibly Harold Bloom? - came up with an extensive literary theory about this but, in any case, I have long had the same feeling about blogging. There are so many terrific and interesting blogs out there that what could I possibly have to add to the discussion?

Possibly nothing. I guess we'll see.

There's no over-arching philosophy behind this blog; no significant raison d'etre. It's just my thoughts on those people, places and things that make me feel "alive, and very much so."*

* That's a quote from Tolstoy. See Denis' theory...

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