Welcome to Steelsnowflake!
Going on six years of writing here, my goal for 2023 is to continue writing engaging long-form essays on topics in the humanities. My wager is that there are still people out there willing to read something that requires a few minutes of time and attention that wasn't created to shock, outrage, sell you something don't need, or trick you into clicks that lead nowhere. Take it or leave it. I hope you'll take it, or at least take a chance and explore what's here. As the world's worst self-promoter, I do next to nothing on social media to advertise this site, and really don't care to, so this is it: Open to all but known by few. I'm totally fine with that.
While you're here, have a look around and see if anything catches your eye. I write about history, philosophy, and literature, plus some poetry and art, and whatever else comes to mind. If you like (or hate) something, let me know. I love to hear from people who share these same interests. In the real world beyond this screen we're both staring at right now, I've found it increasingly challenging to make connections with those not completely immersed in today's pop culture sludge and still willing to read something that takes a bit of time and attention.
So let it be here, that passing connection, if only for a few minutes.
And as always, thanks for reading.
- Paul D. W.