Introductory Essay to Essays on this Blog

I’ve decided to start writing essays or thoughts on here. It was my New Year’s Resolution to make a post on this website every day – no matter how large or small. Just seeing the blog entry calendar loaded for the first couple of months was a real charge but my computer bit the dust by way of a cat & glass of water accident. So, now I share a computer & this thing needs replacing soon.

I realized today that all of these books, short stories, texts, etc. were all meant to be read (which is what I’m doing) but they’re all meant to be applied to things in my life as well as to the world in general. It’s time to start working. This will also help me fill in the gaps in the calendar if I’m at all to fulfill my New Year’s Resolution. I also realize that I actually haven’t introduced myself…

My name is Andrew & I’m a reader. I’m originally from Philadelphia (USA) & Washington, DC (also USA) – my childhood was split between these 2 cities. I have a formal education in History (B.A.) & Economics (B.A. & M.A.) but I always knew there was more out there than what I was reading in very official & very expensive books. Afterwards, I started reading these books & I realized that most of the books I had read in the past were mostly required reading at school or university. Most of everything in my head was put there by someone else. That’s not to say that I didn’t learn anything. I just never got to read things that I actually wanted to read. I realize there’s a bit of irony in the fact that I’m reading a lot of books chosen by a dead guy in the Great Books series but this is now my choice. I actually really want to do this. Whatever, I don’t have to explain myself to the likes of you.

I hope that these readings will make my thoughts more complete & better informed. There’s a lot of bullshit floating around out there in the ether & I’d like to have some substance behind what I’m writing.

Stay tuned for more writings of my own…

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