Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0

Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”

Writer’s Block

Published June 28, 2020 in Warp & Woof Writer’s Block Where Am I Going, Anyway? William Sundwick I can’t seem to focus these days. Is it Coronavirus quarantine fatigue? Or, is it a much deeper philosophical crisis? I must ask myself: what kept me going writing in Warp & Woof, for nearly three-and-a-half years, thatContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

Warp & Woof, v.1.3

Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.3 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.3”

Warp & Woof, v.1.2

Published August 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.2 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.2”

Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame

Published May 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame Why All the Fuss? William Sundwick Why are so many people so afraid of sharing “personal information” with the world, anyway? Lately, especially with Facebook, it has verged on mass paranoia. Warp and Woof, the blog, was launched onContinue reading “Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame”

Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites

Published April 14, 2017 in Warp & Woof Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites William Sundwick Collective Consciousness Shared cultural experience, often reaching back centuries, is what determines many social behaviors, from voting behavior to social attitudes like racism or sexism. It is passed from generation to generation — the basis of class identityContinue reading “Social Entropy: Tribalization and Decline of Elites”

Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power

Published March 24, 2017 in Warp & Woof Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power William Sundwick Excitement vs. Routine We all love exciting new experiences. The faster heart beat of the unexpected thrill, or the shot of feel-good dopamine or serotonin neurotransmitters into the brain, are what many of us associateContinue reading “Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power”

Apologia to Erik Erikson

Published February 23, 2017 in Warp & Woof Apologia to Erik Erikson William Sundwick Yes, Erikson’s Eight stages of psychosocial development does have a sort of poetic elegance, as I wrote two weeks ago in this blog, but I fear I was in over my head. My ground rules for Warp & Woof specified thatContinue reading “Apologia to Erik Erikson”

Warp and Woof: Welcome!

Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog by William Sundwick. It is in the public domain. Free for all. Its purpose is to help its readers negotiate their lives and their futures … in the philosophical, moral and aesthetic realms. It is not scholarly, and neither is it overtly religious. Its author, however, has comeContinue reading “Warp and Woof: Welcome!”