Thanksgiving in Manhattan
Welcome to the Cryder Family blog.
My explanation is simple: writing can’t be done on the side because, as James Vanoosting says it, “Writing is not pedagogy but an epistemology” (160).I really appreciated his response here, because it expresses (much better than I've ever done) much of my own feelings about the whole blogging phenomenon. So for those of you who wonder why I'm such a fan of this particular genre, well, read Scot's post and see if it shed's any light on the subject...
In other words, writing is a lifestyle, a way of life, a way of being, a modus operandi, a way of breathing and eating and drinking. Better yet, writing is a way of learning, a way of coming to know what someone wants to know, a way of discovering.
Writing is not something to do when everything else is cleared off the desk; no, it is something that makes order of the desk. I don’t get up wondering what I will write about, but I write about what I’m wondering. (That’s almost Chestertonian.) In other words, as Augustine spoke of “faith seeking understanding,” so writing is a pen seeking understanding.