I get overwhelmed when I look at a newspaper. I see all the headlines and realize that there is so much information in the world and only so much time in a day to absorb it. But what's the point of absorbing this information? What am I going to do differently now that I know that Brazil is facing a currency crisis, Kim Jong Il is prepping his teenage son for succession, and POM juice is getting slapped by the FTC for using health claims in advertising? How will I progress further towards serenity and personal success now that I know that Comcast is buying NBC Universal from GE?
The answer - I don't know. Right now, I do not know what anything outside of right now will entail. So I choose to write these thoughts in a web log to chronicle the knowledge that I'm gleaning. I am preserving this moment in time to make it feel worth something. To make me feel worth something. After all, we all want to feel valid and purpose-driven in life, right?
So, after a huge hiatus, my blog is back. It's back for itself, well more for me, as a therapeutic response to an existential crisis.