Writing an essay is often my way of working things out in my mind. It's like inviting people over for dinner. It forces me to clean up the house. Writing something other people might read forces me to think.


Sometimes I feel very strongly about something and writing an essay is a good outlet.


Sometimes they get published as a blog post or an article, sometimes not. No matter. I had to write it.


The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything. Aldous Huxley