“Thus, in scientific research, a great deal of our thinking is in terms of theories. The word ‘theory’ derives from the Greek ‘theoria’, which has the same root as ‘theatre’, in a word meaning ‘to view’ or ‘to make a spectacle’. Thus, it might be said that a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is.”
Blogs are so plentiful these days and I so appreciate that anyone would spend time reading my ramblings when there’s so much excellent material available on the net.
I recently (December 2017) changed the blog’s title to reflect a specific style of writing that I have been practicing here. I thought perhaps it was also time to update this page to reflect the reasons for the title change.
My earlier posts remain a bit more biographical, as I recall the most influential ideas, writers, twistings and turnings of my life. Although James Hillman remains one of my primary influences, there are many, many other influences on my experience which no doubt leaves its mark on my writing, thinking and sense of life’s meaning and purpose.
Through the ideas that have found deep and lasting resonance with me, I freely admit that writing is not only an expression, but also a contemplative practice unlike any other that I have experienced. It no longer seems obvious to me what exactly is happening when I write, but to claim the ideas that come through me are solely my own, even if the writing and publishing of them is my responsibility, would be an overreach that in all honesty, I am no longer willing to make.
The first thirty something years of my life were spent on Long Island, a place that remains near and dear to my heart. I am blessed with many friends, a family who loves me, and a wonderful job working at a Monastery.
Thank you for stopping by!