These are classic aspects of civilization found the world over. But they are more. For on closer inspection, they are also found to be recurring forms through which people actually live out their lives. In other words, they are nothing less than fundamental modes of human becoming.
This blog is devoted to looking into them all — swinging open the gateway into the world that each one represents — in order to better see the overall undertaking and ongoing pursuit it embraces, which entails a distinct way of experiencing things in general, and of therefore also living out one’s life in the world.
A toast to your own particular endeavors and the many encounters yet to come your way . . .
— Gene Ruyle