Saturday, April 08, 2017

As its been a long while since I have blogged, it seems appropriate to revisit briefly the subject of comments boxes. I have from day one not been a fan of them, have used them only sparingly in any publishing medium since that time, and have never used them here at Rerum Novarum. Rather than revisit that subject here at any detail, I will simply refer the reader to the last substantial treatment written on this weblog about them. After all, for the most part everything I would say now on the subject was already said back then so why invent the wheel anew? Without further ado...

On Reiterating Anew Our Comments Box Policy (circa December 1, 2008)


My second contribution to the Jaded Politics project courtesy of the Musings From Exile weblog{1} can be read HERE.


{1} I link to the Musings From Exile weblog version so I do not trigger a trackback to it on the main page. (To ensure that I keep Rerum Novarum separate from that project.)

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Friday, April 07, 2017

My third posting to Musings From Exile can be read HERE. In essence it is an old draft of expository musings from Rerum Novarum which was brought up from mothballs, revised slightly, and posted today to that weblog. The subject is sports related and as the Masters tournament has concluded, it is on the issue of what is required of someone to be considered "Golf's Greatest."

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

My debut column as posted to Jaded Politics can be read HERE. I link to the Musings From Exile weblog version so I do not trigger a trackback to it on the main page. (To ensure that I keep Rerum Novarum separate from the other project I am contributing to.) {1}

It may seem odd to try and keep that traffic from this weblog but when you work on a group project -be it in writing or other endeavours, you need to recognize the rules inherent in the respective projects involved. For that reason, to avoid any possibility of transgressing the latter, all material from Jaded Politics threads will be posted to the Musings From Exile weblog and shared to Rerum Novarum via the latter, all things to the contrary notwithstanding.


{1} I am simply going to note this point in a single footnote to all applicable threads for a while.


Musings From Exile: Introduction and Page Disclaimer

This is the inaugural posting from the Musings From Exile weblog outlining a little about the project I mentioned earlier that I would be involved with. For those who have questions as to how I view things in the interval since this weblog was suspended and now, I touch on it briefly there. In short, not much has changed in how I approach issues from my first involvements in online writing to the present but I digress.


Points to Ponder:

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
[Ecclesiastes iii,1-8]

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Notification of An Intended Return to Blogging:

Though it has been pondered a bit in sundry times and in divers occasions to return to blogging, I could not find the motivation to do so apart from one specific circumstance a few years ago.{1} However, the motivation previously lacking has been found now with my planned involvement in an extensive writing project that I may touch on a bit here and there if I feel so inclined to.

While I will mainly be blogging on a new weblog that I have set up for that purpose{2}, it is also likely that I will resume blogging here as well on subjects that will not be germane to the subjects to be written on there. However, upon resuming blogging at this humble weblog, I will not have any set schedule for it as I did in years past where I sought to blog on this humble weblog at certain self-prescribed intervals of output.

Anyway, that is all for now until further notice.


{1} I did subsequent to December of 2009 post revisions to some postings from 2006 which I had a few people tell me were far too polemical in tone and which had needlessly prolonged or otherwise exasperated an old feud. In the interest of seeking to heal wounds, I undertook a rather ambitious project reworking in more amiable tonality four posts which were particularly polemical in tonality and intent. But that is a subject for another time perhaps if ever I decide to revisit it which (quite frankly) is highly doubtful at this point.

{2} As for whether or not I will cross post links or material from that weblog here or not, I see no reason not to post material from there to this weblog as well. I have however decided that material composed for this weblog which are not germane to the specific project guidelines for the new weblog will not be posted there.