Not with a bang, but with a whimper

The purpose of this blog is to generate and nurture ideas on topics that represent the wide variety of subjects that irk, interest and impassion me: neuroscience, opera, critical thinking, empathy and all the places where those topics intersect.
It’s hard to resist the temptation to start a blog by welcoming the (hopefully) dozens of readers that have been patiently waiting for me to spew my personal thoughts in an easy-to-find corner of the internet. And so here is the first installment of said blog: welcome!

The purpose of this blog is to generate and nurture ideas that have been rattling around my brain and of course to steal any superior insights that they might cajole out of you, my lovely readers. The topics will represent the wide variety of subjects that irk, interest and impassion me. But I suspect that they will largely focus on neuroscience, opera, critical thinking, empathy and all the places where those topics intersect (you’d be surprised).

Also, I’ve been told that images are an important feature of blogs. So:
convincing
If you click on the picture, you should get to the site where it lives (http://xkcd.com/833/).