How many of you read Maria Popova's blog "Brain Pickings"? This woman is one of my heroes. I receive her blog posts by email. Today I googled her out of curiosity: I wanted to see what she looks like. Up popped a gem of an interview from the New York Times Sunday Book Review on February 10, 2019. It included her philosophy of blogging, which I whole-heartedly endorse. I especially like the last sentence of this excerpt: I don’t see my website as a separate entity or any sort of media outlet — it is the record and reflection of my inner life, my discourse with ideas and questions through literature, my extended marginalia. It is a “blog” in the proper sense — a “web log,” part commonplace book and part ledger of a life. Nothing on it is composed for an audience. I write about what I read, and I read to process what I dwell in, mentally and emotionally. The wondrous thing about being human — the beauty and banality of it — is that we all tend to dwell in the same handful of elemental struggles, joys and sorrows, which is why a book one person writes may help another process her own life a century later, and why a “blog” by a solitary stranger may speak to many other solitary dwellers across time and space.