About Timothy McNeil
I was one of those people who are generally considered to have limitless potential but little focus. What life has taught me – and most people get this lesson from their parents rather early in life – is that focus is insanely important. I have not made much of the various opportunities life has put in my way; it would be false to characterize me as having sought them out. The end result is that I am an intelligent person (I put no qualifications on that) with some rather severe issues who has taken to writing a regular blog.
Why waste time doing this? Well, I have more time on my hands than I would prefer. The responsible thing to do would be to dedicate myself to volunteer work, but there are some issues with getting involved in that. What I really want to do is get back into the swing of writing. I have not been able to write consistently since the late 1990s, and having the blog with a self-imposed deadline seemed like a good idea.
Yes, most of these posts are spur of the moment opinion pieces, spawned by seeing a movie or reading a book. In that regard, it makes some of the fluff appear to be more meaningful; it isn't just a diversion, it is work for the blog. Some of the posts are just postings of papers I wrote for school. There is probably a score of reasons not to do that, but as the Pfiel paper draws the most attention to the site, I'm not in a hurry to take them down.
I'm not young. I have a lot of negative opinions and struggle to write critical praise. I have an odd taste in books and movies. Hopefully you can ignore all of the negative things that I bring to the table and appreciate the writing.