February 25, 2004

On angynne...

Well, every blog needs a first entry, and this is mine. I don’t intend to write on any specific theme to start off with, but this blog won’t simply be a diary of my day-to-day activities either (though where relevant there may be some of that). I’ll start out just writing about my thoughts and observations on language, literature, music, food, culture, history, and so forth in the hopes that someone may be interested in reading my mad ramblings. In the future, I may blog (if I may use this word as a verb) about music as I write or record it or my academic pursuits as I engage in my research, but for now this site will contain amalgam of all these things. Thanks to Mike for making all this possible. Enjoy the ride.

Oh, and a cookie to anyone who correctly identifies the title of this entry.

Posted by Mark at February 25, 2004 03:29 PM

I want a cookie! But I don’t know where the title comes from, except that it must be Old English. Nonetheless, welcome to the blogging world!

Posted by: Aven at February 25, 2004 03:31 PM

In the beginning… there was an Old English quote from the Bible.

Posted by: Alasdair at February 25, 2004 10:38 PM

Half a cookie to Alasdair! Now all that’s missing is the name of the Old English translator…

Posted by: Mark at February 25, 2004 11:04 PM

Terrific web page and blog — interesting ruminations on language old and new. Leading me to note a oddity of meaning on the blog itself. Seems somehow weird to say ‘former doctoral student at …’ Sounds like you dropped out and are trying to reclaim some past glory. Why not say instead ‘received my doctorate from the …. in November 2003….’ or some such thing. Is still not boastful, but doesn’t mislead. Odd how language squirms under ones typing fingers into entirely unintended meanings.

Posted by: Sue at February 28, 2004 08:35 AM