People Ask Questions About This Blog

A friend of mine asked me the other day why my blog is called “Fragments” and what is the significance of not only the title, but also the subtitle. I gave him an answer and he suggested that I post it here.

So, here we go.

Question: Why is this blog called “Fragments” and what is the significance of that and the subtitle?

Answer: There really is no significance to the title, other than that it is a shortened, non-angsty version of my old blog, “The Fragments of Our Synapses.” I considered naming this blog “Euripides is a Misogynistic, Egotistical Asshole,” but I wasn’t sure how many people would get that. I thought “Fragments” was good and I haven’t come up with anything better. The subtitle, “I can have oodles of charm when I want to,” comes from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Breakfast of Champions.” Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers and I feel as though that quote says a lot about me and my writing style. I really do lack charm when I call a play a tragedy because of how terrible it is.

Any other questions?

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