Saturday, November 19, 2022

All falling trees make a sound


Yesterday in this space a reader wrote in and it was awesome!

You see, I am in the process of writing twenty-some blog posts in preparation for my being away from clerkmanifesto on vacation for weeks. And now I am towards the end of this endeavor, and the finish-line is in sight, and I am exhausted! I am scrambling for ideas. I am plumbing the psychic depths!

So getting to simply have a blog post made up of a reader's concerns was a godsend.

And even if I had to invent the reader, type up their imaginary thoughts, and create a framing device for fitting it into that day's clerkmanifesto piece, it was worth it.

I need all the help I can get.

And to show my appreciation I will now discuss what this reader was so interested in: The immortal question that poses: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make any sound?

Yes, it does.

But the self evident answer is not the important thing here. It is the addressing of philosophic questions.

 Which you can address right here to clerkmanifesto. Just send them right along to me! Keep your questions long and full of character and I will put them right here on the blog. Then maybe I will answer those questions the next day. 

Maybe even in two parts if I'm really desperate.

And will anyone hear those answers.

Because, yes, that is the real question:

If a blogger posts on the Internet and no one is there to hear it did it really happen?

I refer you to my one blog post of all my thousands that was posted normally at its time in 2017, and somehow never read by anyone in all the time since.

Good luck finding it. There are a lot of fallen trees out there.


  1. What a mystery! The foot powder poster! What personality and insistence!

  2. Oh, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


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