Very first post! A few words about the blog.

If you’re reading this, I want to thank you for your time. As you can gather from its title, this blog is intended to explore the human experience. What does it mean to be human? What are we doing here? What is the difference between life and death? These are the questions I’ll be grappling with as I write.

I’ll begin with a disclaimer: I don’t know the answers to these questions. Indeed, it is the very unanswerability of these questions that makes them worthwhile. Difficult questions require that we go beyond what we know. Put another way, the force us to really think. That’s what my posts here will be. Thoughts. Thoughts about my life, and those of others around me. Thoughts about love and fear. Poverty and wealth. Happiness and despair. Race and culture. Etcetera.

It is my sincere hope that your life will be enriched by this blog, and I look forward to being similarly nourished by your thoughts and feedback.

J.