Nathan’s Blog

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Welcome to my new little website.

I realized today that I’ve let Twitter consume all of my writing.

When I think of something interesting, my first impulse is to dash off a quick tweet and bathe in instant gratification, but I think it would be better if I allowed ideas take shape in my own mind, and worried less about how the internet will react to them.

So I’ve decided to start writing here.

Don’t expect long essays. This is more inspired by Marginal Revolution than Wait But Why. The idea is to write regularly—perhaps daily!—in a space that’s not too crowded, without any fuss.

At some point I’ll add an about page, a blogroll, a bookshelf, etc.

Ok, that’s it for now. I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite essays:

I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instill is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, —that is genius.

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