I can't believe I'm doing this. When blogging first became popular, I confess that I thought it was - at best - stupid. Nothing more than a way for too many people to share too many thoughts for not enough people that care. In short, blogging is extremely self-serving.
I'm happy to say that I'm wrong. Yes, blogging can be self-serving, but so can many things that are good for you (exercise, for one). It can be self-serving, but it can also be productive, helpful, other-centered. (Not that mine is - I'm just saying....)
So here I am, laying down my sanctimonious pride and giving this thing a shot. It is an act of humility. I want to be a professional writer, so here I am. It seems to be a prerequisite for publishing today. And even if it's not, if I have that wrong, I hope that this space will give me an opportunity to flesh out ideas and discipline myself.
As you bear with me, dear Reader, you may expect random opinion-sharing (such as this), links to information that interests me (from politics to religion to parenting - you know, all the tabu subjects), and updates on my budding writing career. Oh, and hopefully some humorous observations about life as well, probably quoted from my 2 1/2 year old son (who is by far wittier than I am). Just to be fair, of course, I'll give my 10 month old daughter some quote space as well. In her words, "nana, UH!, uh-oh, dada".