I went egosurfing today. It was an entertaining journey.
WordPress offered me 27 results. I discovered all sorts of things, such as:
- I like the Grateful Dead (call me a n00b: it’s one of those bands I’ve only ever heard of, never listened to, before today)
- I need to watch The Man on The Train
- deletion poetry is a legitimate composition form
- I thought I already knew what acrimony meant, but I was wrong
- cognitive knowledge is good and important, but it is no more than a shadow
- a writer’s choice of fonts is important
- the Royal Society issued a statement — in 2009 — saying that the United Kingdom’s way of providing and delivering energy to the population is “no longer fit for purpose“
- it was the nineteenth amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution that gave womyn the vote — and some people argue that it should be repealed
- some people don’t really want feedback, even when they ask for it
- even teachers, biologists, linguistics experts, neuroscientists and software engineers (and their creations) can make mistakes.
I also learned a little about Guillaume du Vair, who said:
Il n’y a pas une plus grande sagesse ni plus utile au monde que d’endurer la folie d’autrui.
Which translates as “There is no greater wisdom than to bear others’ folly with patience.” As a phlyarologist, that sits well with me.
Thank you, dear reader, for bearing with my own follies :)
I think next time I’ll go seeking blogs about nonsense, and see what turns up…