Writing is a funny thing. The simple act of sitting down in front of a computer to put a few thoughts into print can lead nearly anywhere and sometimes to extraordinary revelations. For example, I stayed up late one night to compose a few paragraphs for a woman I was flirting with, and by the time all was said and done, I was married. Now though, I’m staring at a blank screen and wondering why the insightful and well thought out article on relationships I was intending to write has become a stream of disorganized and unrelated thought.
The French philosopher Rene Descartes–who was reportedly extremely fond of baths–said that something cannot come from nothing. He used that statement as the starting point in the proof of his own existence, immortalized by the words, “I think therefore I am.” Unfortunately, that statement seems to doom the blank page in front of me to a permanent non-article status. I mean, how can it become a “well thought out and insightful” piece on relationships when it currently contains nothing that resembles a coherent thought at all? Continue reading 'Let’s Work It Out'»