Thursday, January 02, 2003
Another year, another blog…
I can’t say what shape this enterprise will eventually take. There are daily events worthy of comment and discussion, in a myriad of arenas, but the one or ones that inspire me to bat out a few words can’t be predicted. It might be a political decision or it might be a baseball game; a piece of music or a magazine article; scientific research or a well-cooked meal.
Whatever I happen to discuss, my viewpoint will be one of seeking rationality, of following the subject to its logical conclusion ... even if that logic sometimes takes us to a reductio ad absurdum. It’s a viewpoint tempered by 50-some years of living, by two years residence in the Pacific Northwest after spending most of my days in the Northeast, by a career of research into healthcare and the quality thereof, by Woodstock and the assassinations, by close observation of governments in action, by Herman Melville and Bill James, by Bob Dylan and Dan Bern, and by much, much more.
As the title says, today is opening day. Who’s pitching tomorrow???