On October 4, 2008, I posted these words on another version of this blog:
“I am starting this blog in hopes of taking the clutter of my mind and making sense of it. My biggest challenge as an academic and a teacher has been organizing my thoughts. The title of the blog refers to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. The Black Lodge houses our doppelgangers, our ghostly doubles. As Hawk said, “if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.” The stakes aren’t quite so high here, but I do hope this blog will offer an opportunity for self-reflection and even a sort of courage.”
The resulting effort yielded limited results. I’m trying again.