Updates: Changes Headed This Way!
It has been some time since I have written here. It turns out that I have had this blog for two and a half months, and I have done very little writing here. The truth is, I have done much writing elsewhere, much communicating elsewhere, and much more reading and thinking elsewhere. Indeed, I have neglected this space. It was set up as a sort of last minute scramble toward the middle of quarantine. Now, many months in, I have neglected it, in the midst of finishing the school year, finding a new job, and beginning graduate and undergraduate courses this summer. However, as classes wrap up and as my journeys out in the West soon come to a close, I will have a brief time to revise this before the school year begins anew. During this time, I wish to add a bit more to this site, creating out of it the space I was originally intending: one of contemplation, one of exploration, and one of sheer joy and adventure, of sorts.
Because of this, expect to see some new material in the near future. Some types of material that may be headed this way may include some of the following:
1. Book Reviews: While I have been using Goodreads for about three years now, I have only posted a handful of reviews. I would also like to begin to seriously review some texts, and I think this space is appropriate for that. Even more appropriate is that I spent most of the summer already writing some of these.
2. Longform Thoughts: I have been writing a bit this summer, and I have many ideas stewing in my head, from philosophy to history and politics. All of that, of course, is taking place in the middle of a gigantic pandemic and economic recession the likes of which we haven't seen in some years. Much is flowing in my brain here, and some of this may be somewhat "academic" and others might just simple reflections (the more likely).
3. Life Updates, Events, etc: I have had quite a bit of interesting stuff happen over the last few months, and this might be a space to share it, with the intention of learning. This might be related to my friend's podcast, my journeys in Colorado, or more.
4. Whatever else I can think of!? I am basically excited to start writing again and add to this space.
Thanks again for joining me, and I hope to hear from you soon.
About the Author
Ethan C Smith is an educator, adventurer, and thinker who is passionate about education, ecology, and social class. He happens to also spend a great deal of time reading and thinking about history, literature, philosophy, music, the future, and coffee.