May 14, 2014
I’m regularly surprised by one individual or another choosing to argue, often vehemently, with me over something I’ve written or said yet actually rail against points I’ve never made which are often quite different than and even the opposite to what I had actually intended. I’m forced to wonder whether it’s a matter of these individuals “reading-in” something between the lines that’s not actually there or some flaw in my own expression which I’ve never found or corrected.
December 21, 2013
For days now, I’ve been trying to write a new entry for my blog. I had an idea in mind, and it seemed simple enough. Not so. I’ve had a hard time getting started. Today I figured out the reason. What had been a simple concept had become a complex of related ideas. My direct path had become a many branched tree without direction, or rather with too many possible directions. I realized that, thanks to an acquisitive magpie, I now have an intertwined nest of ideas that could become several articles. To find one true path to follow, I’ll have to separate these ideas and follow each in its own direction. What was to have been a single entry in my blog must now become several related articles.