I’m primarily using this blog space a place to organize and challenge the thoughts that I feel are foundational to other thoughts and beliefs that I have. I will intersperse the posts with some lighter fare and potentially develop some thematic posts. My hope is to have about a post a week – maybe getting regularly and more frequent with time.
Please feel free to comment, both on new and old posts. I will try to respond to on topic questions and challenges eventually (within a day or two, hopefully), though the speed may vary, as I don’t want this to significantly interfere with the other facets of my life^_^ (which, is super optimistic in terms of the response I’m likely to get ^_^).
Regarding any sort of personal interactions, I want to establish two guiding principles. First, I do no want to focus on holistic identities of people when discussing topics. If I quote someone, even a quote I agree with, is not a wholesale endorsement of the individual’s belief system/framework/worldview. I want to wrestle with the idea they have presented, not other ideas that make them bad/good people. Secondly, I want to fight against the inherent tribalism we all tend towards. I do not want to defend ideas just because a group I’m associated with generally agrees with said idea. I’m more interested in how ideas merge within an individual’s framework – mine and anyone who engages with a post.
Briefly about me: I am a married man and father to three sons (twins from 2016 and another from 2018). I am committed to my extended family and I have a tight group of friends I meet with regularly. I work as a fulltime mental health case manager and a part-time wedding photographer. I love hobby level board games – I have biweekly board game nights at my house and run tournaments at my FLGS.