This is the blog’s regular description, replaced until November:
An ingenious device for avoiding all kinds of things, one post at a time since 2012. While not coming close to saving the world.
“Whereof One Can Speak” is a variation on something the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent”. I believe what he meant was that we can’t speak meaningfully about some things, so we shouldn’t try.
After the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012, being less silent seemed like a good idea.
“An ingenious device for avoiding all kinds of things” is a variation on something Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875) wrote: “Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought”.