About

I’m taking up blogging again, basically because I realized I almost never write anymore and I missed it. So this is all for me (greedy, aren’t I?), but if you found something useful or thought-provoking here, than I guess we’re both ahead of the game.

So far in my life, I’ve worked retail, dropped out of college, administered networks and provided tech support, worked for the feds, worked for a large telco, wrote, edited, and played with techie toys for a magazine covering the feds, been a published author, been a little bit of everything at an Internet nonprofit, and those are just my jobs. In addition, I’m a father of two, a husband for more than 17 years to the most amazing woman who has managed to put up with me longer than anyone else in the world (outside family, who let’s face it, don’t really have a choice), a lapsed political hack, an amateur genealogist, an intensely interested fan of music (despite or because of my own lack of talent), an avid reader, a foodie, and amateur herbalist, an unabashed liberal, a thinker of strange thoughts and a general pain in the ass. I both blog and tweet about all of these, and most interesting to me personally, the areas they overlap. To wit:

“We all like to congregate at boundary conditions. Where land meets water. Where earth meets air. Where bodies meet mind. Where space meets time. We like to be on one side, and look at the other”
– Douglas Adams

All, none, or some of the above will likely make it into my posts. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

…oh, and I really like making these.

 

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One Reply to “About”

  1. It was probably about a year ago, that I started to shake my head at the term, “IRL,” because my online interactions, easily outpaced either my ability or desire to go into unknown social situations, (which usually cost money that I don’t want to or have to spend.) Building relationships, (and I’ve been burned with online connections, but not nearly as frequently as connections formed AFK,) takes time and effort. When that time and effort can be made in a space that is safe, that you can step away from, that isn’t cluttered with noise or obligations the way parties or bars or concerts, etc., are – it’s easier. It’s cleaner, and it’s more linear. Which all appeal to me. The relationships I’ve formed at the keyboard, are easily as or more reliable than many formed AFK. Which is an interesting phenomenon. Has social media, at least twitter – forced us to be more honest? Maybe.

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