Heritage Action has cornered the market on player pages with vaguely patriotic names.
The author can’t recall for sure, but definitely one of the big philosophers — like, probably Epictetus or Jacques Tati — writes somewhere that it ought to be the individual’s first (and perhaps only) concern to obey his True Nature. The precise dimensions of that Nature require some measure of discernment, obviously; that’s a given. Ultimately, though, it falls to that one in search of authentic living to identify and pursue those activities which resonate in his deepest self.
If one takes for granted the dictates of the aforementioned, and also not-entirely-identified, philosopher, then one must also conclude that the contributors to the present weblog have (collectively, if that’s possible) neglected some primal call from their interior selves. Because, regard: the St. Louis Cardinals, for their LCS game tonight, once again feature Jon Jay in center field. But regard, also: it’s somehow been at least a year, and almost certainly longer than that, since a member of this weblog wrote a post conflating, for comic effect, that Cardinals center-fielder with the American statesman of nearly the same name.
So far as bailiwicks are concerned, this ought to be entirely within ours. John Jay was an 18th century politician. He was, in part, responsible for the Federalist Papers. A dorm at no fewer than one important American university bears his name. His legacy is ripe for exploitation, is what one concludes.
And yet, neither a brief inspection, nor a slightly longer inspection than that, reveal any mention of Jon Jay (the baseballer) asking to be called Publius or arguing against the Articles of Confederation or passing his adult years in Bedford House, located near Katonah, New York. That’s a failing on the part of this site, is what it is — a failing that’s been partially, if obliquely, addressed by the composition of this very post.
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