rorty among the eyebrows.
if we don't have time for foundationalist notions, we can at least focus on alternative methods for justifying our semi-conscious attachment to normativity. or something.

like laundry on the line and ghosts in the closet, the shreds of times we spent observing the Truth may still warble in the [W]ind: our impulse for metaphysical meaning may leap out of our half-baked souls and into a fully baked world.

out of the frying pan, and into the sun.

for those of you still reading, those last few lines have constituted the introduction to my exposition of a concept i am grappling with - pragmatism.

with the advent of pragmatic thinking, we have been dragged once again into a world where there are things to say - about God, about living, and about apathy.

so let's toast to finding a new conversation! and let's hope it lasts a long, long time.

as ever,


it's unrelated, but megan (megan's blog) has alerted me to this wonderful little cultural comment:
“people cry at weddings for the same reason they cry at happy endings: because they so desperately want to believe in something they know is not credible.” - @margaretatwood 


  1. Pragmatism is something we all secretly wish for, just like the example in the postscript you attached. Everything that is so nice seems to be so inconsistent.

    Should we love it all the more because so?

  2. @l i love that question.

    pragmatism is only as stable as the sentiments of those who employ it in their lives. it seems difficult to pin down. but what isn't?

    maybe paradox is an acquired taste.