Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Revising early posts--cleaning up, not altering intent

I'm in the process of starting at the beginning of the website and revising virtually every post. This process will preserve the intent and content of the articles as much as possible while improving their style and flow. A lot of them, a really big percentage of them, were written in a sort of gonzo style that privileged a kind of Kerouac-ian flow over careful editing and revision. Hopefully, the revision will make them easier to read, more comprehensible, and bring out more of what I intended to say. I have an advantage here in that I haven't declared myself as having grown "older and wiser", to use Phil Ochs' term, and turned my back on my original politics, the ones that informed those posts.

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