A couple of books that I read in my undergrad studies stuck with me. One was Irving Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, and another was Emile Zola’s Germinal. The former expounded on Shakespeare’s “All the world’s a stage” theme, and the latter illustrated the struggle of working class people. With these two themes in mind, The Coal Mine will examine personal motivation in the context of the world of real people.
The blog will be political, ideological and whimsical. It will be the truth and nothing but the truth. Read if you dare. Comment if you like. Just keep it real. And keep to the issues. Questioning and arguing are permitted. Insults are not. If you can’t say it over coffee, don’t say it here.