Re: about James' writing

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James said this on his blog's "about" page:

"In general, I think reality is something which words only point to. Sometimes the words are successful, sometimes they are not, but they are only pointers. There are two ways that I tend to write: one is to write things that are very simple but hopefully very powerful, first principles which I hope the reader will build into something big, on their own. The other way I gravitate toward is to say everything that's in my head, without figuring it out and nailing it down. There tends to be something subtextual in my writing. In either case, small or large, the writing is about entering a complex mental space, in which the reader is meant to swim without their feet touching the ground."

I very much enjoy these ideas. A few thoughts:

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