It’s long been a complaint of mine that bloggers rarely if ever offer up a discussion of what motivates them; what notions and ideas act as bedrock for their thinking; what the “arc” of their philosophy is. What follows is my answer to that complaint.
The ARC is a statement of my worldview, in which I lay out the bedrock ideas that I have adopted and adapted over decades; those that have shaped me. The list that follows is a set of essays that detail my predispositions, assessments, judgments, valuations, presumptions, discriminations and priorities.
This set of essays, read as a whole, attempts to describe wisdom as I see it. They are not academic exercises; I’m not concerned with “proof”. They aren’t scholarly. They are personal, idiosyncratic and in some cases emotional and eccentric. Whether they create a unified vision, a rational basis for all the other posts in this blog is entirely up to you, as a reader, to decide.
This grouping reads independently, that is, appears in no particular order. It will be added to over time.