Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I've been thinking about doing this blogging thing for a while. Here, then, are my first tentative steps in that direction. At the time of this writing, I haven't even finished setting up the basic requirements. The current template is highly tentative. The blogroll isn't finished. I have no idea how the page will look when I'm done.

The purpose of this blog is mostly to be a place where I can put down my thoughts. As the title suggests, I'll be focusing on paganism. As I write my thoughts down, they will take on form. By making them public, I invite comments and criticism.

My Bachelor's degree is in philosophy, which was an interest of mine even before college. It's something I still pursue in my free time. I am sure that will become obvious in my later posts. That is not to say that I will be doing philosophy (except in a very broad sense of the term) or even philosophy lite. It is merely to say that studying philosophy has left me with a number of tendencies--toward examination of concepts, logical argumentation, clarity over aesthetics--that I will make no attempt to suppress.

Along those lines, my next post will be an preliminary overview of what I mean by "paganism" in the context of this blog--how I make sense of the movement, and what I mean when I say that I myself am pagan.