First!

So, I’ve decided to start a blog.  Yet another blog amidst all the others out there.  Who cares?

I do.

I’ve been starting projects and having them hang for years, some for decades (sobering to see that in print) without conclusion.  I need at least a weekly check-in to keep me on task, and to make sure I don’t take on too much.  And if what I’m working on turns out to be cool enough, I can easily share it, and show the lead-up to it.  And my writing skills suck, being constantly kicked to the side since college, and I feel my self expression is suffering as well.  Plus, working in a Content Management System for my job for the past two years has opened my eyes on how to do this better.

I have so many things I’d like to do which are bouncing around right now – web consulting, clean eating and cooking, family research, brewing beer and mead and wine and sake, making chainmaile jewelry, helping start my wife’s pottery business, discovering fun trails to hike, carpentry projects, tripawed ownership, bipolar management – it’s difficult to pick one and stick to it.  Though I did find one overarching theme on which I would like to work on first:

Elimination.

We have made a concerted effort since the beginning of the year to eliminate at least a milk crate of stuff per week, and rid ourselves an equal volume of stuff when new stuff comes in the house.  The epic snow has faltered our progress this week, and I don’t want it to become just another thing thrown by the side.

If you’re reading this, welcome!  I would love to have your comments and discussions.