Doug Hill, a group member, sent me a beautiful note via postal mail last week. Doug has been involved with Great Books on the Island for many years, and has led many a discussion himself.
Dear Tom,Thank you, Doug. You remind us that oftentimes answers are indeed, "in plain sight."
Regarding your closing question regarding the quote: "...there is a deeper and more immediate choice which is common to all of us"; what is the choice?
On further reflection, I think that the answer is there in plain sight. The title: "Why Write?" The first paragraph: "There is a ... choice"
To write or not to write. --Doug