As I kept on teaching, produced a lot more YouTube videos, engaged in a bit of academic writing, and drastically stepped up the public speaking over the last year-and-a-half, my writing for pleasure -- blogging -- really has suffered. It's not entirely a matter of not enough time being left from the spare hours during the day, though -- it's really a matter of using that available time more prudently, more intentionally trimming away some of the less challenging, and therefore easy-to-indulge-in time-sucks that constitute a late modern life -- ranging from devoting too many minutes to email and social media, to occasional binge-watching, to fairly mindless minecrafting. Looking back on it, I probably would have done better to have taken those added-up minutes and spent them just people-watching, taking more walks, or writing 100 words worth here and there.
As I was overhauling this blog earlier tonight, tinkering with the color-scheme and simplifying the layout to make it more readily readable, I clicked on the About VED page, and was surprised to find out how ambitious the earlier Sadler-self who originally started this blog had been. I'd planned back then to add a number of new pages:
- a General Information page discussing in broad strokes what Virtue Ethics is, as a family of moral theories and practices
- a Teaching Resources page providing material developed for my classes
- a second, more general Resources page with annotated links to other good resources available on the web
- a Sources page, with links to classic and contemporary sources for Virtue Ethics moral theory
- a List page of discussions about Virtues and Vices, and passages from the thinkers who analyze and describe them.