The following is my first post on this blog, but it also serves as a good introduction to what Personal Soma is. 

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

Well I guess this is how it begins. I have finally started my blog. Originally I had wanted to call this site Sweet Reason and make it some kind of soapbox for my libertarian rants. But after the most recent presidential elections…I have reevaluated some. Out of the ashes of political disappointment a new love for “non-politics” has risen.

The things I share here are my Personal Soma. They bring me joy in the same way that soma gives Aldous Huxley’s characters hangover-free “holidays” in Brave New World. But the difference is that my soma does not simply cover up anxieties or negative emotion like a band-aid. Instead it provides intellectual and visual contentment.

So I hope you enjoy the photos, music, articles, writings, and drawings I post here. I trust they will bring you as must enjoyment as they do me.

P.S. There is still a good chance that I will post about politics. But I want to limit these to big idea posts. Rather than critiques on current political happenings. So try not to abandon this blog as soon as my libertarian self rears its ugly head.