David Hume, essays, and blogging

The essay might be the most perfect form of writing.  (I’m thinking of David Hume’s essays.)  The essay displays a persona (mask).  The essay guides a path to new ways of thinking if written well.  The essay shares an intimate piece of mind. (All propositions about essays form an inconsistent set of sentences, yet one cannot tell for certain which ones are true or false.)

I wonder if these days when words spar with mathematics for my time and attention are telling me something

I wish I were dining with David Hume this evening.  I’d like to get his thoughts about blogging.  Would he laugh when I told him this blog would be my writing legacy if I died tomorrow, or would he politely pity me?

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