One of Abigail’s books talks about the importance of nonsense with your kids. I believe it’s a book about preventing tantrums and having well-behaved kids. Part of the idea is that you put them at ease, let them see your silly side. Act like a boob, I believe the book puts it.

Apparently this is difficult for some people. I, however, was born into a family where making an ass of yourself comes naturally. Being a silly fool is one of the primary ways I play with my daughter. It’s simply feels like the right way to do it.

However, there’s a part of me that puts up a barrier to being an idiot in a professional setting. If you read the rest of this blog, you might find that hard to believe. Much of it is pretty silly and even the serious stuff has been a little sillied up. But when I think about how I want to present myself on this blog, that barrier, that sense that being perceived as silly will be an affront to my pride, pops up.

Here’s why I mention this. I’m thinking of renaming my blog after a word that pops up into my head from time to time: Nonsensicles.

That’s Nonsensicles, pronounced non-senz-ih-kleez.

I tend to think of is as a a Greek philosopher-jackass. Kind of like a philosopher king, but with more sarcasm and general snarkiness. Ennobled, aristocratic nonsense. Sophocles with a rainbow toga and suggestive eyebrows bounding vigorously on his forehead.

Something along those lines anyway. The name wouldn’t change the content, just the presentation. I like it becomes it seems to fit better. And I like it because it’s mine.

What do youthink? Fractal Sky still working for you? Or are you up for some nonsense?

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8 Responses to Nonsensicles

  1. I’d say go for it 🙂 I’m thinking of changing mine to Clumsy Journalist 🙂

    • Alex Gorman says:

      I don’t recall you being that clumsy, but the title does seem to fit a little better. I like your current name, too, but mentioning journalism might make it all fit better!

  2. Ken Stretch says:

    I think you are on the right track.. I have been reading along during the re-evolution of Fractal Sky and while I admit that I liked the name at first, I beleive you are correct Sir, It is not YOU. I hope you continue to have fun on this identity quest. I know you and your blog will be better for it. On the upside, Abigail seems to have you centered perfectly… She is The new Princess and you are the JA-Philosopher / Court jester. Everything a good Father shoud be.

  3. Rhoda says:

    Alex, I vote for Nonsensicles—you reign supreme over nonsense!

  4. Cheryl Katz says:

    I like Nonsensicles… it ties up a lot of your themes quite nicely. Also, it reminds me of frozen ice cream on a stick, now with less logic!

  5. sweetennui says:

    Only if soccer talk stays on the blog I am NOT reading…

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