I’m not sure what form this blog will take, you can probably expect posts on (but not limited to) cities (Milwaukee and NYC in particular), beer/homebrewing, food/cooking, urban agriculture, literature, Marxism, Central Europe and baseball.
Everybody has a blog, I’ve found, and most are never read. Luckily, I don’t expect this blog to be successful. I have always been an above average writer, but have consistently lacked the dedication and initiative to write with any regularity. If this blog keeps me writing, then it’ll be successful. If the entries are dull or uninteresting, my apologies.
My first post in this blog explains its name: “A Million Revolutions.” In short, the phrase is lifted from a short essay by Czech novelist, journalist, playwright, and essayist Karel Capek (pronounced Chapek; there is a diacritic above the “c” that indicates a “ch” pronunciation) entitled Let’s be Revolutionary (1925). In the essay he makes the case for what, in my studies of his literature I have called a “philosophy of smallness.” A committed journalist and patriot of his own small nation, as well as an avid gardener, Capek saw each act in life as potentially revolutionary, and it is this reminder that I attempt to recall before any thought I formulate, act I commit to, item I purchase, or word I write…
Note: The photo on the masthead is not clipart. I took that photo on the shore of Lake Michigan at sunrise, while camping at Kohler-Andrae State Park.