It’s about the world in front of and proposed by the texts (tip of hat to Paul Ricoeur).

Am trying, though not a wizard, to figure out how to make this balloon work.

The motto and title of this blog is from the German philosopher Hegel, in whose “Aphorisms from the Wastebook” is this blog post avant la lettre: “reading the morning newspaper is a realistic benediction of the day.” I had figured Kierkegaard as more of a proto-blogger than Hegel, but . . . And here is one more from the same “Wastebook”: “critics are gravediggers, but sometimes if they bury something alive, it still survives.” Cautionary words!

One thought on “About

  1. If this is the Kenner Swain who attended Meadville/Lombard, I need to let you know that I’m using your little mantra (“What does this MEAN?”) in my essays/blogs. It’s very useful and I thank you. I think you should know that.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s