I wanted to apologize for my recent absence on this site. The way that I wanted to run it was to post at a frequency of about once per week. For the first couple months, I was able to keep up with this. As most of you are aware, I recently entered a new, and rather daunting, part of my life that has commanded much of my time. In addition, I have become busy with work and helping out Lexi’s school with recent productions, both musical and theatrical; in other words, fun but time-consuming.
Either way, however, I had writer’s block. Each time I sat down with a little extra time, the cursor blinked, pounding on a blank document like the pulse in my brain, devoid of any new information to communicate. This post is therefore my return to form, my hope that I am able to start over and get back to where I want to be. I have many drawing board, long form items that I am looking forward to writing, a few items that should have been published but have been sitting unfinished for far too long, and I want to start discussing my preparation and thoughts on fatherhood. Also, I have had a couple of people mention that I need to start sharing my thoughts on cooking (including recipes and more generally), get back to technology more in my writing, and discuss social justice concerns while living in a place like Indianapolis. I will attempt to hit each of these and other topics as time goes on.
In the coming months, I plan to purchase my domain and rethink my use of Tumblr, as my publishing platform. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this note, please drop me a line on a social network or through email. I have looked into Wordpress and Squarespace, as the former is used by many people I know and the latter looks to be one of the best hosted offerings in the space. In each case, the price is a barrier to entry, since this site is not meant to be anything but a hobby for the time being.
In the meantime, thank you for continuing to read and I hope that we can continue to grow together, as I bring you more of my thoughts, concerns, and meanderings on all sorts of subjects.
See you next time,
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.