The critic is not the one who debunks, but the one who assembles. ("Why Critique Has Run Out of Steam" 246)
The title for this blog and my web identity stems from a passage from John Locke's essay Some Thoughts Concerning Education:
"Be sure not to let your son be bred up in the art and formality of disputing, either practicing it himself, or admiring it in others; unless, instead of an able man, you desire to have him an insignificant wrangler, opiniator in discourse, and priding himself in contradicting others; or which is worse, questioning everything, and thinking there is no such thing as truth to be sought, but only victory in disputing."
In an effort to distance myself from Locke's notion of enlightenment, I celebrate mere wrangling, and relish my insignificance. Play the world away.