For nearly eight years, I ran an internet forum.
That will be coming to an end soon, however. This would be big news to the members of said forum, but I haven’t announced it officially, and they aren’t likely to read it here. As for the rest of you, I’d assume your “Not Giving a Shit” meter is starting to creep up.
Before the forum, I was editor of the school newspaper, serving as human spell-check, designing layouts, and writing not-so-serious columns about everything from the first amendment to the “Y2K” bug. At the same time – and many years previous – I was the founder, publisher, editor, and most often the only writer for the “underground” paper. Aptly named “Stupid School News,” very little journalism took place on its pages, but it had a modest and loyal following.
The point of all this is that I’ve been communicating with text and pictures for over half of my nearly-thirty years. And with the forum closing down for good in a few months, I was in danger of being left without an outlet for my madness.
So here we are…a blog.
As the philosopher Calvin once said at the end of one journey and the beginning of another…