My intent in creating this blog is to document serious efforts at learning and understanding some topic. I may also use it for posting longer posts about other things that I find interesting (such as the analysis of scholarship quality in some book).

Prior to creating this website, I had an old Wordpress blog, which is now available at https://oldblog.justinmallone.com and which I intend to keep online indefinitely. The content organized under "Learning Efforts" at my old blog will give you some idea of intent for this blog. The old WordPress website was adequate, but I'd been desiring a web presence makeover for some time. I became aware of Ghost and it seemed like a leaner and more modern platform than WordPress.

The name of the blog derives from a quote in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. The quote, from Galt's Speech, is as follows: "That choice is yours to make. That choice—the dedication to one’s highest potential—is made by accepting the fact that the noblest act you have ever performed is the act of your mind in the process of grasping that two and two make four."