I confess it as a besetting infirmity of mine that I am too much of an Eudaemonist: I hanker too much after a state of happiness, both for myself and others.
– Thos. de Quincey,
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
You are not alone in finding this site confusing. A few pointers:
- As of this moment, I don’t do much here, but what there is, is kept in the archives: these are currently as comprehensive as they possibly can be. They are inspected regularly for unnecessary relevance, which is rigorously scrubbed away.
- Books interest me, so I keep track of what I read, and also I’ve put some otherwise unavailable texts online. An incomplete catalogue of the household library is available. There are also some books I’m interested in buying (a wishlist, if you will – or two wishlists, rather), as well as a list of books I am perhaps planning to read someday; these are kept relatively up to date.
- Information about the author: none, save what is implied throughout. There is no mystery. There is, however, a disclaimer, which I am sure you will find illuminating.
Point of Interest
This site takes its name from the above quotation; as it applies to myself, it is as true as anything else. Regarding the indefinite article, allow me to assure you I did not give the perhaps unnecessary ‘n’ much thought. This is typical.
There used to be a colophon, but I got rid of it. This is also typical.