omnibus omnia

Avete, amici!

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2007 at 08:40

Welcome, dear reader (if, indeed, you exist)!

I’m finally starting this blog on the advice of a friend, who told me that writing things down would enable me to organize and, more importantly, to retain inklings and experiences.  Mark you, I’m under no illusion that I have anything “deep” or “original”, but her suggestion nonetheless seems valid, as the inveterate journal-keepers of the past would likely attest.  Can anyone, for example, imagine Boswell without a diary close to hand (unless, of course, his biography was mostly fiction)?  I am not, alas! a skilled amanuensis, though there are plenty of Johnsons close to hand, but then   

…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,

Or what’s a heaven for? 

In a word, then, this blog is to be a kind of sounding-board, containing occasional and (I admit, not-too-coherent) opinions and recollections.   If my language seems wordy and stilted, I must apologize in advance, but I truly can’t help my being—as the same friend once observed—quite unaffectedly pompous; and, remember, even Homer nods (doh!).   

God bless you, then, dear reader—and, yes, that would be a good topic: the Five Ways to prove the existence of the Reader:)—and I hope you don’t get too bored. 


Marcus Apollo  

  1. And yet fatuousness can never be truly unwelcome, as well.

    …and thus, I proceed to pimp. Congratulations.

  2. Dude, I got the link to your site from a friend. You have a very well-written review of Walter Miller’s novel and it made want to reread my copy of A Canticle for Leibowitz. Thanks for sharing!!! 😀

  3. Indulgent but apologetic. Following your destiny “to broadcast” I see… and ever so long winded. 😉

    Maybe your friend, who you mentioned as an excuse for blogging, just hoped that by writing, you’d talk less. ha ha (Either that or you just needed an excuse, period)

    Ok just kidding! You really aren’t all that (wink wink oh let’s pretend). Let’s not say anything too scathing…. I will refrain from using language such as “full of it” or “pretentious” 🙂

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