All the titles in this collection of revised and reformatted weblogs were originally hosted by a number of blog sites, including, most especially, Wordpress.com, and date from 2011. As usual I have been careful to ensure that the original chronology of weblogs has been, so far as possible, replicated, so that one can proceed through the material with a growing sense of continuity and even thematic enhancement, two crucial advantages of e-scroll or e-book publication over what may often appear to be the disjunctive if not chronologically unrelated nature of blogging. Even so, I have usually tended to approach weblogs from a standpoint centred in my metaphysically-oriented philosophy of Social Transcendentalism and intended, as far as possible, to achieve some kind of thematic continuity in spite of the formal limitations of blogging, and I believe that, here as in previous such compilations, I have largely succeeded in producing a body of work that not only adds up but also seems quite inter-related and even cohesive, partly, I suspect, because few of my weblogs were ever written in situ but usually derive from prior notes which I was then able to copy-in and upgrade or 'beef up', preparatory to downloading them to a local file which would subsequently serve as the basis, following revision, for a new e-scroll and/or e-book. Hopefully, this one is as good as if not better than each of the previous such texts, and it should go some way to putting the finishing touches to my overall philosophy and prove, moreover, that a man who claims to be insane is not necessarily also mad.
John O'Loughlin, London, 2011 (Revised 2012)