short-lived adventures in blogging

Last year I kept wondering what it would be like to blog, and this space has given me the opportunity to know. But this coming year is going to be immensely busy, and while there are tons of very busy people who excel at blogging, I do not anticipate being one of them. I don’t want this to turn into a source of guilt, so I’m signing off to resume my former life as blog-reader only. Thanks for reading!


to know it by experience

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience…” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden