Posts Tagged ‘blog


When the Cultural Intersects the Personal

I have mostly kept to personal writing in this journal. But there are times when cultural and societal conversations possess a gravitas that pulls all matters into their orbit, including the most isolated personal ones.

Recently, i was again reminded of the conversation going on at a site dealing with a topic of importance to all Americans, How to Avoid the Bummer Life. I trust that the below is all that need be presented to establish the apodictic centrality of this site to your life.


My first Weblog

I was never all that good at keeping a diary. And I have always been somewhat shy. Moreover, I am not all that interested in reading the half-baked opinions of strangers. I already don’t have enough time in the day to get some high-priority tasks accomplished. And furthermore, there is enough annoying information, bad writing, and self-congratulatory rubbish to read in traditional publishing media. So, it is not much of a surprise that I had little interest in blogging. Until now. So, what has changed, you ask?

Well, firstly, I now think that blogs can provide a good way for friends, family, and acquaintances to keep up with each others lives. It is a hectic life around these parts (the early 21st cent.) and foremost on my list of desiderata are tools that help get community back into my daily routine. That said, I will be thrilled to be read by people I don’t already know.

Secondly, since I swim in techie waters here in the SF Bay Area, it would be a failure of career development if I didn’t attempt to have some familiarity with at least the hugely popular aspects of Web technology. So, there it is. Time for Neo to have a blog.

This is going to be mostly a “daily life” blog, but the things that usually occur daily in my life are tech work, photography, music, philosophy, gardening, food and wine. So, this handful of topics will be the usual topics of discussion.