I write by two principles or maxims. The first comes from Elmore Leonard who said, “If it sounds like writing…rewrite it.” And the second is from Thomas Mann who said, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. The best writers write much more slowly than everyone else, and the better they are, the slower they write.” More than anything, though, I want to habitually write according to the advice of Susan Sontag: “Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”

(Tangentially, one of my favorite lectures on writing is from Ray Bradbury in 2001. Watch it here.)

This blog serves as a sporadic record for my political, philosophical, and ideological growth and musings. It does not, however, have any unifying theme. I firmly believe knowledge is one of the highest goods, and this site documents my pursuit in various sorts thereof.

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