Sunday, January 24, 2010

First Dispatches

Welcome, readers, to yet another of the internet's worth-its-while blogs—a fitting description, one suspects, of the writing, if not of the reading, that goes into most internet publications. Regarding which, we'd like to assure you early in the process that our own writing will be quite worth the while for us, and while we make no claims as to the confluence of our interests with yours, we suspect that you'll find this blog worth its weight in gold. No high aim, to be sure, for anything made entirely of pixels, but compared to the opportunity cost of reading most other things on the internet, we think you'll be served best to bookmark us straight away. Or to pick up a copy of The Republic. Whichever.

This blog is written by two graduate students once hailing from the same town, now exiled to two roughly similar post-industrial college towns. We plan to write on topics related to our respective areas of study: sacred music and theology, for one, and for the other, philosophy. (The interdisciplinarity of our posts, we think, will do the administrators of our shared undergraduate institution proud.) We will also post on whatever else interests us, including but not limited to topics related to localism and agrarianism, the weather, and general cultural commentary. Also, as you will note in the upper right, we'll have brief posts on books and articles we're reading, films and television we're watching, and the music and lectures we're listening to. We hope you'll comment and advance the discussion of those posts you find most interesting, and and we welcome film, book, and music recommendations always. Or almost always, anyway. Thanks kindly for reading, and we do hope you enjoy what you find here.

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