A Personal Statement
Cogito ergo sum.
Rene Descartes’ pithy statement: I think, therefore I am.
A lot of blogs out there use some form of this quote in their title.
- “I blog, therefore I am.”
- “I am, therefore I blog.”
- “I fink, therefore I am.”
- “I run, therefore I am…thirsty.”
I could go on, but although the title may seem almost (almost?) a cliche, I want it to mean something different here. Not some pseudo-erudite label for my thoughts, but rather I want it to illustrate the many parts that make up who I am.
No one is just one thing: a political animal, or a travel writer or a foodie. And no one is all sinner or saint. Our personalities are a complex stew. So this is my way of saying, I am all of these things. And so this blog will focus on a variety of subjects: politics, theology, current events, travel, family. Because this is what I care about.
And this is what I mean when I say: therefore, this is who I am.