I write on here a lot less often than I used to for a lot of reasons.

Most often, it’s because I don’t really feel like there’s a lot of amazing things to say that contribute directly to the dialogues and debates of the day. I used to think I had to contribute every single week to this blog on every possibly conceived news item. It got really boring. More to the point, it wasn’t as if I was getting many comments. Writing on a blog and getting a low number of comments kind of defeats the purpose and takes the wind out of your sails when it comes to posting.

So, here’s the deal: I’m going to try something different. Again. Yes, I’ve tried reinvention on this blog before. So what I’m going to do this time is go unabashedly high-end. I’m going to transform this blog, again, into a more purpose-driven forum.

I’m going to write three times a week on why a certain historical, scientific or idea has practical utility in your daily life. I’m not going to attempt to replicate Wikipedia. I’m just going to take a cue from a very smart man I paid a lot of attention to back in my youth and give it a Web 2.0 spin. I’ll take a topic and relate it to contemporary, everyday life in ways you may not expect. I have this brain of mine that has largely gone unappreciated and underused for years; I might as well put it to good use.

I don’t know if it is going to work, but it will give this blog a purpose again and will be fun for me. The operative term here is “fun,” because why else am I doing it?

So, check out the blog tomorrow for a brand new start on here. Oh, and if you don’t mind, feel free to comment so I can get a sense there’s some people reading it. Mmm-kay?