Monday, June 21, 2004

"Some people have something to say, while others have to say something."

Two years ago today, I had the unmitigated gall to consider myself among the former, within the context of this medium. I have only Peter Vere to blame, for talking me into this. To say nothing of the following, which I like to consider the MWBH Manifesto:

"Our entire daily lives cannot be occupied with purely religious practices; all of us have to eat, and most of us have and want to do many other activities besides. So though we cannot always be religious in this sense, we can always be Catholic, that is, the round of our daily activities can be conducted in such a way as to express and be in harmony with our Faith. And [this] can involve more than avoiding sin and exercising virtue..." -- Thomas Storck, The Catholic Milieu

On the premise that our Faith is indeed "more than avoiding sin and exercising virtue," I responded at the time, of how "the way in which I was raised was ultimately more than a religion, in terms of pious practices and trying not to have too much fun. It is, rather, what the Greeks called a phronema -- that is, a 'mind set,' or a 'way of looking at things...'"

With the above in mind, the last two years have been spent trying to find the proper niche. By now, I may have found it. There will be several significant issues dealt with this summer, that do not find an audience elsewhere in the Catholic blogosphere, but which are nonetheless a reflection of the world, and how our Common Way of Viewing It bears witness.

If I'm not careful, it just might find an audience. Stay tuned...


At 6/22/2004 08:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


More guitar. Less university politics.

At 6/22/2004 11:00:00 AM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Here's MY suggestion: Tell it to AMU. Then try telling the parents. Good luck.

At 6/22/2004 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was just an honest suggestion. The AMU stuff has its place in st blogs, but everyone covers stuff like that. I started reading your blog because it was different. Dancing, guitar playing, father-son relationships. In other words -- "real life".

At 6/24/2004 05:35:00 PM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

You mean someone wants to read about MY life? Seriously, though, your point is well taken. My writings up until now have been a preface to the direction I wanted to go with this story all along. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned...


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