What's the motivation behind this blog?
Like all ideas that are worthwhile, it came to me out of nowhere that I don't seem to remember most of the things I read from a book. What's the point of reading a book if we don't seem to be able to recall anything from it by the time we reach the end of it? I realized I need a mechanism to recollect and be able to reference. I already keep highlights and notes on Kindle. So, why not try to distill them into an essay (or a collection of notes). This is just an attempt at it.
(Of course I also wanted to do this in Clojure and started building my own blog engine to generate html from markdown and hosting it - Cryogen had already solved it for me.)