The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 July 2005

Fluff and stuff

Not every post here tackles a Big Issue, and not every blogger aspires to (or even admits to aspiring to) shaping the national dialogue.

This does not, however, imply that some, or most, of our efforts are wasted, as Francis W. Porretto points out:

A thesis may be self-evident once it's been articulated and considered, but articulation is the necessary first step. Someone must say it where others can hear.

The seeming ephemerality of our time strikes your Curmudgeon as largely illusory, at least in the intellectual sphere. Ideas are being generated, refined, discussed and discarded as never before in human history. Much chaff is blown away at each stage, but the grain that remains has nutritional value of the kind that endures — and endure it will.

To participate in this cycle is an opportunity a thinking man should not eschew. Indeed, it approaches being a duty.

I will, of course, continue to come up with my quota of discardable ideas.

Posted at 9:01 AM to Blogorrhea