Welcome to unabsolute.com, my attempt both to create and to contribute to a forum for something more than 140 characters (think twitter). My recent experience in politics has shown me how much the simple, unsupported remark has replaced meaningful and thoughtful discussion. Public discourse is dominated by “positions” and taglines – things that fit nicely into the evening news clip, a tweet, or a Facebook post. I do not believe that the public interest is well-served by this; in fact, I contend it is destructive. I am only one voice but I hope there are others out there who would like to address the complexities inherent in things that, these days, are too frequently reduced to either/or options. I apologize for making up the word “unabsolute”. While it may be my own invention, it captures, to my mind, both the essence of what I hope this blog can promote as well as the spirit of the times.
I’m not above wandering into other areas of interest so don’t be surprised if I write occasional posts on travel, education, or anything else that occurs to me. Also, if you would like to ask a question in hopes that I would answer, please ask. Socrates would be proud. So, if you are reading this, welcome. I hope you find your time here worthwhile.