Things That Matter
The Partial Observer pieces, 2000-2012
by Everett Wilson
January 27, 2012
The title of the column is also the title of the book published today by Amazon Kindle and available for sale and immediate download on its website. The book contains every word I wrote for the Partial Observer from the end of 2000 to the beginning of 2012. Those who have been with me every step of the way—all both of you?—will find Barnabas here, commenting on absurdity and ethics in the news through the last three years of President Bush's first term, and following the interminable runup to the Iraq war, then trying to make sense of the sexual and legal conundrums of those years. You will find my venture into metaphysics, in a ten-part series on "Possible Possibilities—Searching for meaning in a generation that doesn't want to bother with it." Then for a while I wrote about favorite things—books, plays, food, memories, people, and after that about simple things—the things my life and generation were about, as they came to me at random; some profound, some beautiful, some life-forming, the things that made my corner of the world both interesting and entertaining. From 2008 to the present I have been a generalist with
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The purpose of my writing is to discern and apply the truth. It is from me and through me, but not about me. That is why I dare to call this collection Things That Matter. Even the most trivial piece in the book aims at the truth.
The reader may discern how wild, or accurate, my aim has been.
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Three other books by Everett Wilson are also available from Kindle: Real Things, Ideas that Change the Church, and Jesus and the End-time.
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