Writing gives the mind a disciplined means of expression.
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
This blog’s name is inspired by Csikszentmihalyi’s ideas on flow. Anyone fortunate enough to experience those moments when time’s flow is stemmed knows the profound enjoyment it provides and the equal degree of concentration required.
With the demise of what was once called the blogosphere, this blog now serves primarily as a reading journal and commonplace book. Blogging changed that way I read, mostly for the better. I am ever grateful that during ten years of blogging I made many literary-minded friends that continue outside of an online world that is now entirely subsumed into a corporate marketing machine.
Reading is for me a social activity. If you have a yearning for conversation about literature and what makes a human, please feel free to send me an email. I’m ambivalent about social media, but sometimes use Twitter and have a presence on LibraryThing.
There is no explicit information about the writer of this blog except the great deal implied by what I read and write. No mystery intended, but I am far, far less interesting than the books I read.