I’ve reached an existential moment for this blog. I don’t feel like I’m contributing to any discussion, which reflects my own interests since lately I have focused on nooks, crannies, and shadows of literature (at least in the English speaking world) that few people seem interested in despite my enthusiasm. I want to thank everyone for their support, encouragement, and comments since April 18, 2006, which translates into 49 years in dog (and maybe more in web) years.
Taking a step back, I realize many of my goals for this blog have been achieved. I wanted to revisit the works of a classical education, a plan I’ve started and will continue. It’s gratifying to see the visitors that come looking for the same thing and I appreciate the emails I’ve received about those works. I noted at the start of the blog that I read a work differently if I know I’m going to write about it. I find I have adapted how I read, whether I plan to post on the work or not. Writing about what I’ve read has historically been a painful process…OK, not everything has improved.
If I plan to continue I need to set new goals for what I want to achieve. The problem is I’m not sure what I’m looking for or hope to realize in this blogging endeavor. I have several books I want to comment on over the next few weeks, mostly out of inertia. I’ve set a goal of two months to figure out what I want to achieve here and will update as I work through things. Again, thanks to everyone that has provided support and comments over the years.