“. . . her logic, irony, humour, and sense of justice are . . . quite dazzling”

“It is developing into a magnum opus if not an Opus Dei.”

— Mena’s dad, July 7, 2016

Seinfeld said that driving is being “inside and outside, moving and completely still.” It’s the same way with social media – you’re in your head and yet ‘out there’ at the same time. It’s a lot more immediate and unfiltered than writing a book, and as you release your words onto the wind, you have no idea where they’ll wind up.

There are lots of reasons not to blog (I blogged about it) but here I am anyway . . . one more among the millions upon millions of people talking to themselves.

MENA J lives in the mountain standard time version of Canada. Her likes include G.K. Chesterton, whose words feed both her head and her heart. She looks forward to the day that Mr. Chesterton is recognized as a great saint in the Catholic Church.

On June 12, 2016, after blogging for more than a year, she decided to begin calling herself “The World-Famous Blogger”™ because, well, what if she is? If she is, then she’s being truthful, and if she’s not, then she’s made a pretty good joke.

There are certain things in this world that are at once
intensely loved and intensely hated.
They are naturally things of a strong character,
and either very good or very bad.
They generally give a great deal of trouble to everybody,
and a special sort of trouble to those who try to destroy them.
But they give most trouble of all to those who try to ignore them.
Some hate them so insanely as to deny their very existence . . .
They declare that it shall be nameless, and then never cease to curse its name.

— G.K. Chesterton, “The Polish Ideal,” Illustrated London News, July 2, 1927