I understand that by expressing my thoughts I may be subject to judgment, criticism, and even occasional meanness. I'm willing to accept these hazards. By exposing my thinking to the daylight of the public, I hope that my worst ideas will shrivel, and my best ideas will thrive. If by this I can become a more thoughtful, patient, and generous person, then the exercise will be worthwhile. If by some wonder someone actually sees anything I write, and if by some greater wonder they actually read it and find anything meaningful, all the better.