Welcome to our weblog. In the coming days, months, years, we will be posting and discussing a series of essays containing diverse views of the world as we perceive it to be. These may be serious, satirical, literary, historical, artistic or philosophical. We encourage reader input, so feel free to comment on anything you may read here. This is a group blog and not a system of government. The First Amendment does not apply here. If you are uncouth, uneducated, unimaginative, or uninteresting, you may be censored. Apart from that, welcome aboard.