1. Must one have a plan?
Yes. But be open to abort and plan again.
2. Must I have something to say?
No. It makes you more mysterious. Or more stupid. Go figure.
3. Must one write everyday?
Yes. Blogs and grocery lists don't count. Only sterling prose. (bullshit).
4. Must one be self-effacing?
Yes. Because otherwise you're just a non-self-effacing twat. I was going to say, "dick" but I didn't.
5. Must I read into everything?
Yes. Because most people under-read everything.
6. Must I write in lists?
No. But some bloggers insist it promotes readability.
7. Must I use words to express meaning?
Yes, dammit. I hate it when people ask such questions.
8. Must I rant? Or must I rave?
9. Must words more often fail than succeed (in meaning)?
This could be a paper topic. Or a dissertation.
10. Must beauty be truth?
Yes. And truth, beauty.
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Must I Have Something to Say?
I am an educator and a writer. I was born in Louisiana and I now live in the Big Apple. My heart beats to the rhythm of "Ain't No Place to Pee on Mardi Gras Day". My style is of the hot sauce variety. I love philosophy sprinkles and a hot cup of café au lait.