Composition and Rejection

Expect the blog to be slow for the next ten to twelve days.  I am in full prep mode, trying to finish an essay that I am due to share publicly at the end of next week.  I have no illusions of grand success; but I devoutly hope not to waste my audience’s time–and there is a real danger that I will do so.  –Some days I fear Lady Philosophy has in fact and finally relegated me to the Friend Zone.

15 responses

  1. (Cracking up over here!) As everyone sings to me these days: bon courage! (It occurs to me that the friend zone, as the site of Platonic relations, may be an auspicious place to write from . . . ) You’ll shine.

  2. I have to say: I find this so queer. It doesn’t sit right when someone I think of as a master has doubts like these. But then, it’s recorded that even Wittgenstein dealt with these doubts. Reference here at the 3:25 mark.

  3. The more you learn, the less you know.

    Personally, philosophy has always been about finding distinctions and the corresponding questions they force us to acknowledge.

  4. Good to hear from you, WN. Hope all is well. Your more-less comment makes me think of a great line from a Lloyd Cole song, “My world’s getting bigger as my eyesight gets worse.”

  5. Best of luck with the paper, Kelly. Also, best of luck dealing with your love for the lovely lady. She’s can be coy and fickle. But as you know better than I do, she admires persistent sincerity best of all.

  6. Good luck on the paper Kelly. I stumbled upon your blog today, and am enjoying it immensely, especially the poetry. I hope you are well!
    ~Jacob

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