The original Hawks and Handsaws

In my very first entry to this blog, when discussing what led me to start Hawks and Handsaws, I mentioned that I had made a previous attempt at blogging once upon a time.

Some years ago, I actually did start a blog under an anonymous identity, and wrote a total of three posts for an entirely empty room before losing interest. After that, I pretty much gave up on the idea.
Since apparently I've declared summer of 2018 to be Blast From The Past Summer, displaying a good bit of my philosophy-related university writing on here for us all to look back on, I figure why not explain a little more about that first attempt at blogging and put up some of what I wrote there as well. After all, there are a few people out there reading what I write now, which is a few more readers than I had back during my first attempt. Read more...

In defense of prescriptive labeling

Here I am, with a blog dedicated to exploring the commonly-encountered misunderstandings that lead to disagreements, and somehow I still haven't gotten around to describing my views on prescriptive versus descriptive definitions for categories of people. Since I see this as kind of vital to lot of current conversations, I think it's about time I wrote about this. Read more...