Wednesday, December 6, 2006

In the beginning....

I have finally succumbed. How long have blogs been around? 3-4 years? That sounds about right. And only now have I finally created a blog. I'm not quite sure whether to feel excited or ashamed. And it wasn't for lack of technical understanding either; I'm a Unix system administrator for heaven sake! No, the reason I've never done a blog was because I've always felt that blogs are, to some extent, selfish and/or self centered diatribes by folks who should either:
  1. stop listening to radio talking heads.
  2. stop watching T.V. talking heads.
  3. get a hobby that doesn't involve a computer.
Yes, I know that there are many blogs/bloggers that aren't like I've described but those are the ones that seemed prove my rule. And so I remained aloof from the great unwashed of the blog sphere ( is that phrase trite or what). That is until now.

Why now? For all the same reasons that others start blogs: to workout thoughts and ideas on "paper" (well, electronic paper at any rate) and, through comments from friends and strangers alike, possibly learn a thing or two.
I have friends who have been blogging for quite a while and I have enjoyed their postings; not always "immensely" but I have enjoyed them. So now its time for me to loose my inhibitions and throw caution to the wind (well, let's say a light breeze) and join in.

So, what should you expect from this endeavor? Well the title should give you a hint as to my intentions (I apologize to any Latin grammarians; it's the best I could do). I'd like to use this space as a way, as I said earlier, to work out ideas or thoughts as I turn toward Christ and the Church, in my case the Lutheran church, in a more full and lasting way. It's been about a year and a half since I tried in earnest to attend church (or mass, I still feel self conscious when I say that) on a regular basis. And its been about that long since I tried in earnest to read scripture every day. I can say I'm doing well on both fronts. I have oh-so-many things to say but that will have to wait for now. Let us see if I have any stomach for this sort of thing.


  1. Congratulations on your blog. I have the distinction of being the very first to leave a comment.


  2. "So, what should you expect from this endeavor?"

    How about posting something else?

  3. Never fear, one is comming shortly