Imagine sitting across the table from a man who once faced the prejudiced Athenian jury with a simultaneously stubborn yet yielding attitude. Imagine him pouring you tea from his favourite china teapot. The philosopher with the distinctly pug-like face and inquisitive eyes would turn your innocent afternoon tea into a philosophical session reminiscent of ”Tuesdays with Morrie’. Imagine what you would learn about the world, and yourself, from his constant interrogations and musings.
This is the spirit that this blog attempts to capture. Though not every article will be philosophical or directly related to Socrates, hopefully every article will challenge, confront, entertain, educate or amuse you, much like Socrates’ impact on the unsuspecting Athenian public. This is what the blog is like, but who is this mysterious character behind the blog? Well… introductions are always hard, but to start off with, here are the basics of who I am and why I’m bothering with this blog.
This blog is very much inspired by Raymond Chandler’s wise words:
“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.”
In this case, my typewriter is a humble keyboard, and this blog is my stepping stone and forum for my own writing. I dabble in a bit of poetry, fiction, reviews and rambling non-fiction essays about things that interest me. I enjoy spreading what I love to other people, so you can expect plenty of articles about music, art, literature, craft, travel, lifestyle, current events around the world and history. If this sounds appealing to you, this blog could quite possibly be your cup of tea. At times, this blog will be light-hearted and simply a way for me to express the things I like, and at other times, I will write about issues that concern me.
I hope you enjoy it, and that this could possibly be the start of something for me. It’s been nice to meet you!