Welcome to Station Point.

As explained elsewhere on this site, I think it of ultimate importance to evaluate the value of information with, among other things, true knowledge of whence it came.  One corollary of this belief–and the gist of this metaphor– is that the substance of any assertion needs to be judged, as a threshold matter, with full consideration of the beliefs and biases of the one making it.  This takes no small amount of effort, not to mention insight, a lot of the time, but in the end it’s well worth the work.Perspectives-Two-Point-Distortion-&-Complications-06

A side benefit of cultivating this way of looking at things is the resultant habit of playing Devil’s advocate when confronted with opinions or conclusions that seem to be, on their face, beyond any reasonable contention.  In my experience such things usually prove out to be anything but incontrovertible in a disturbing number of those instances.

So–having said all that let me go the other way for a bit and assure you, gentle reader, that this site is not intended to be a platform for contrarian social or political opinion but rather will contain whatever subject matter strikes my fancy, writing-wise.

As it happens, I find myself emerging from a very long hiatus from writing, so on these pages you will see random pieces of work that may be ten years old, juxtaposed with ramblings fresh off the keyboard.  I’ll apologize in advance, also, as this site is and will be for some time to come, the proverbial work-in-progress.  I will attempt to bring some order to the madness, as time progresses, hopefully with greater success than I’ve had with my own life to date, but in the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “so it goes”.


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