Two friends at Georgetown’s government department pushed me to start this blog a couple years ago. The suggestion came during one of our marathon conversations, which usually last hours and leave empty coffee mugs and cocktail glasses in their wake. But they never go on long enough, and this site is a way to keep the conversation humming and open it to anyone who wants to pull up a chair.
The subjects covered are listed in the categories section on the sidebar; but the labels are just suggestive, because what I care about are overlaps and spaces between.
On a practical level, jrbenjamin.com is here to showcase my writing (which is sometimes published elsewhere) and some of the more forceful words that inform how I think and what I write. I’m not doing this for anyone in particular. There is no real audience for this blog, and I don’t do much to promote it on my own; I’m not targeting any specific demographic, political party, class, ideology, denomination, or “type” of person. I’m writing and posting for whoever wants to read what I write and post — it’s a tautology.
Jrbenjamin.com is an Amazon affiliate site: 50% of all profits from Amazon-linked sales go toward the DC-based nonprofit Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation, for which I serve as digital developer. All the remaining proceeds are used to maintain this site ad-free.
Reach out anytime. john[at]jrbenjamin.com.