Well, after a long time not bothering the web with my often inane musings on the social impact of our current sporting culture I have decided to add a sports section to this website. I have to admit that some of my motivation is just another avenue to keep my fingers hitting keys in the hope that they might stumble upon something worth being written, or worth being read. In a perfect world, I might discover something that was both. It would be dishonest to claim that as the entire reason, though.
The reality is that I love sports. In fact, I have a high degree of affection for quite a few athletic competitions, but there is something about the Sport, team versions in particular, that grips me in the kind of emotional catharsis that I can no longer access in a religious vein. While I have long thought that athletic team culture might grow into the heir for our collapsed religious meta-narrative, I would like to hold most of those thoughts for a later date, because at the moment the entirety of my intellectual and emotional resources are allotted to this delightful football tournament in Brazil.
Thoughts on culture, community, and development.