This is my very first blog-like thing ever. That may sound like a stark disclaimer, but I wanted to get it out there just so that any mistakes I make will be explained by my inexperience rather than my idiocy. Computers just aren't my thing. I would rather be writing on freshly scraped parchment with a good quill and some blue-black ink, but that's not likely to happen any time soon. So here we are, me typing at this infernal machine, and you reading at your equally infernal machine. These devices may end up being the death of us all...oh well, something has to be.
I just want to say that the main reason I'm making a blog at all is really just to further my own education. I like to throw ideas around and see what people think of them. After that, I can more fully develop these ideas, and maybe even use them to help me think more critically about the issues that I spend my life studying. So in a very real way, your comments may end up doing some good.
With that out of the way, I don't really have anything to write tonight other than this probably pointless introduction to a blog whose direction I cannot hope to predict. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a good idea. If it isn't, then it's back to the library for me. Thank you for listening (does that phrase apply to a blog?) to my intro, and goodnight.