About the Author
I’m Christian Hendriks, a graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Library and Information Studies program with working experience (collections; grant writing) at a local historical society. I also have an MA (English Literature, UBC) and a BA Honours (English Language and Literature with a Minor in Religious Studies, Queen’s University). I grew up in southern Ontario’s farmlands, to which I have returned for the time being; I have also lived for a while in Kingston ON, Fort McMurray AB, Vancouver BC, and Toronto ON. I am a rabbit owner, an amateur photographer, and an aspiring author. (I say “aspiring”; I have a few minor publication credits.) I am an underpracticing Anglican.
I formerly maintained a Tumblr on which I posted five wondrous things each week, and some collaborators posted more; it is called the Weekly Wonder. I also have other blogs worth mentioning: for a course on social media for librarians I had to make a (very short-lived) blog, which I enjoyed and titled Learning to the Read the Internet; my former main blog, which this one is intended to replace, is The Thinking Grounds.
I don’t find all of these categories or labels helpful but, in case you do, here are some of my designations:
sortinghatchats houses: Hufflepuff Primary, Ravenclaw Secondary (probably)
Jones’s theological worlds: 3 and 5
MBTI: probably INFJ, possibly INFP
major moral foundations (a la Haidt): harm vs. care, fairness and reciprocity
stream of Anglicanism: liberal
About Accidental Shelf-Browsing
This is not a library blog, though I will likely blog about libraries some of the time. I do not yet know what kind of blog this will or should be, but I am sure I will find out. Past experience suggests I will engage a lot of amateur philosophy; I will try for some book reviews, too. I will update this section as I discover what I am doing. [Update 23 July 2016: I still have no idea.]
The best way to understand what I’m doing, I suppose, is to read a few specific posts which were either introductory or popular, or turned out to be typical.
What is Accidental Shelf Browsing? is the first introduction, discussing the name.
A More Direct Introduction is the second introduction, discussing what prompted me to start this blog.
On Fallibilism, Protestantism, and Woo: 25 Fundamentals is a haphazard attempt to explain my attitudes and working assumptions.
A Glut of Tradition poses the problem I guess I’m currently working on: a historicist understanding of philosophy might solve postmodernist problems, but it creates new ones.
Am I Autistic? Would It Matter? is pretty self-explanatory.
On the Wonderful Properties of My Rabbit Aswan is about pet ownership and suicidal ideation.