First post

First post!

So, I finally gave in and decided to create a blog.
I want to get one thing straight, though: this is not about my so-called "life." I know that detailed posts about what I had for breakfast and just what I bought at the grocery store are not interesting to most people. Actually, they're hardly even interesting to me, and I'm the one doing these things!

No, I want to use this blog to post essays about ideas that I think are interesting.
Not because I have some great hope of convincing people of one viewpoint or another... but mostly because for me, writing is how I think about things, and try to reach a conclusion.
I used to be in speech and debate in high school. I miss the experience of putting together a case and finding evidence for it. Actually, I miss writing in general.

We'll see how this turns out.