The joy and cosmetics of blogging

My experience in writing this blog is pure pleasure mixed, as I expected it to be, with an occasional struggle in expressing thoughts accurately. For a guy who likes to think of himself as philosophically minded and verbally still adequate, this is a perfect retirement hobby.

I’ve found that re-reading these musings (to see what I’ve said) is far more pleasant on the blog site than in the font-challenged versions sent out in followers’ emails. It is humbling to consider that whatever illusion of wisdom shows up is at least partly due to the beauty of perfect typesetting. That may be, but there’s no denying that the email version seems visually thrown together. It’s only a bit short of distressing to think the utility of any insights conveyed rests largely on appearance. At any rate, I suggest you read posts on the site rather than in your email program. I can assure you I’ll seem much smarter.

About John Bruce Carver

I am a U. S. citizen living in Atlanta, Georgia, having grown up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduating from Chattanooga High School. I served in the Electronic Security Command of the U. S. Air Force before receiving a B.S. degree in business/economics and an M.Ed. in educational psychology, both at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I then completed a Ph.D. in clinical (and research) psychology at Emory University. I have two daughters and three granddaughters. An ardent international traveller, I have been in over 70 countries for business and pleasure. My reading, other than novels, tends to be in history, philosophy, government, and light science. I identify philosophically as a secular humanist, in complete awe of the universe including my fellows and myself. I am married to my best friend, Miriam, formerly of the United Kingdom and Canada.
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