Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Editor and Esquire Start a Blog

We wanted to call this blog “Say ‘what?’ again!!!” but decided against it, because only people who have seen Pulp Fiction multiple times would get it. Others would assume we meant “Say what, again?” and we wouldn’t want that. 

The name of the blog came about because there are lots of things we like to read, listen to, and watch—and talk and write about. We both write in other contexts, but we want this blog to be a place where the words can flow freely, without being tied to any specific subject matter. Life is too short not to say what’s on your mind and not to enjoy what’s around you. We encourage each other to do both. 

Something Lewis Thomas wrote in The Medusa and the Snail sums up why we think it’s important to express opinions. 

"We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people; we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other." 

We can’t promise we’ll never shout. An occasional rant is necessary. Sometimes we may even use ALL CAPS, but never for more than a phrase at a time. No one wants to read that.

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