It's that time of year again. Or, I should say, that time at the end of every odd-numbered year when, following what I've decided since two years ago is a biennial tradition, I make a post here with a bunch of links to posts I made on my microblog (which is named Liskantope's Tumblelog). Read more...
In my last post, I made some minor allusions to the arrogance I see when looking at my ten-years-younger self. Today I want to expand on the reasons for and the effects of that arrogance, and on some of the difficulties I have today in facing the fact that somehow I haven't turned out the way I expected. Read more
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...
This blog was born at the start of the calendar year 2016, almost two years ago. But I may or may not have mentioned that I run another blog under this pseudonym: my Tumblr blog (although I prefer using the term "tumblelog" for it, for the same reason that "dumbledore" sounds pleasing to my ears), which is exactly one year older, and on which I've made many more posts than here.
First, a "meta" note. I'm pleased that I got some substantial ideas down in writing here last year, however imperfectly, but I feel that I went very slightly astray of what I originally envisioned for this blog. Therefore, I've made a resolution to steer my writing in a direction away from posts on mostly-impersonal abstract rationality concepts and towards posts on more concrete and personal issues.