How many times have I gone through this? A fresh, new blog just asking to be written in; an opening post full of hopes, dreams, and aspirations. I'll try to keep the promises low. I've spent the last few days putting together this emporium for my thoughts. Do you like it? I hope so, because I've made it just for you. I tried to make it pleasing to read and free of distractions.
Separating this blog from my Tumblr seemed like the best way forward. I feel like my tumblr is a curation of sorts, but a curation of what, I'm not sure. Things I find funny juxtaposed with things I find angering? I don't know if anyone would go to that gallery.
For too long I've simply let thoughts build up inside my head, and when it's too late, I'll find you in the corner of the bar and spew opinions at you uncontrollably, as if drinking mental ipecac. The only words that come out are spaghetti strings of ideas, with nothing but liquid to bind them together.
If you've been menaced by one of my tirades, I apologize, though I can assure you that here, in this place, I can't swing my arms around to make my point. No matter how many faces I make, nor how many funny voices I talk in, it won't make my argument any stronger.
In all honesty, I don't think people argue enough. No one wants to offend anyone, and we should all just be polite friends. This is a wonderfully passive way to live if you just want to be pushed through life, but that's no fun. When no one has a contrary opinion, the entire conversation turns into a bunch of bobbling heads nodding yes. Bullshit. Let's change that.
I have no idea what I'll be writing about. Ok, I do have some idea, otherwise I wouldn't have spent the last few days making this. What I've been most passionate about lately seem very disconnected, but combined make sense in my head. Transportation, software, social structure. See? Total sense. But to make them truly strong ideas, they must be written down and assessed. Broken apart, rearranged, and put back together they can become stronger than what they were before.
That's my goal here, to take my thoughts and work them out, make sure they stand up to scrutiny. And hopefully get in a few arguments along the way.