Once in a while, I’ll listen to talk radio. Certain hosts attempt to excuse their arrogance by claiming to be “confident.” Nice try. When positions are stated so there is no room for debate, no possibility of being wrong, I see a closed mind.
I started another book last night (my books page is at least a couple of books out of date). It’s A Shortcut Through Time by George Johnson. In the preface is a somewhat relevant quote originally by Alan Lightman:
For me, the ideal essay is not an assignment, to be dispatched efficiently and intelligently, but an exploration, a questioning, an introspection. I want to see a piece of the essayist. I want to see a mind at work, imagining, spinning, struggling to understand.
That’s not a bad description of the ideal blog.