Hi there! You may be asking:
Where Am I?
You are on the personal blog of Steve Lewis, I’m a software developer from Orange County, CA that also spends an excessive amount of time reading anything I can get my hands on, and writing about things whenever I have the chance and the mood strikes me. When I think that writing is worth sharing, you’ll find it here.
What’s On Here?
The short answer to that question is, whatever I feel like putting here. I maintain a separate blog that I use mostly to highlight my professional work and write about technical topics. I don’t believe that site is an appropriate place for writing that discusses my personal beliefs about — basically anything else. Topics I usually enjoy writing about and that you’re likely to find here include politics, religion, philosophy, psychology, literature, and all sorts of other randomness as it occurs to me.
I’ve never been known to use one word when a thousand would suffice, so you’re not going to find a lot of short pieces here. If you want to read what I have to say, then be prepared to settle in and read.
How Often Do You Post?
I have absolutely no idea. My writing is by no means prolific. I write when I feel like it, and allow my mind and energy to be elsewhere if I don’t feel like it. What that means in terms of a publishing schedule is — there is no publishing schedule.
What’s The Point?
There are two points. The first is that writing usually helps me organize my thoughts on a subject, and having this platform to put those thoughts gives me a place to refer people to if I want them to understand my views on a particular topic. Bear in mind that I said understand, not agree with, accept, or congratulate.
Second, and of secondary importance…I find the act of sharing my writing, to the extent that my point of view entertains or enlightens, or at the very least gives other people something to think about, is a worthwhile pursuit in it’s own right, even if no one else thinks so. Even if my writing is never so good as to be entertaining, enlightening, or thought-provoking, at least I’ll have the evidence to say that I tried.
Are There Rules Or A Code Of Conduct?
If you choose to engage with me via comments on my posts, or you choose to engage with other commenters, there’s just one rule, and it’s extremely simple: Behave like a decent, reasonable human being.
If you have trouble understanding what that means, or the behavior that it implies, then I don’t want you on my site. To be clear, I welcome disagreement and debate, both with me and with others who comment. If you can’t do that and still maintain decency and respect for others, you’re in the wrong place.