1 : a practical approach to problems and affairs
Many years ago as a young man, I read very little, wrote even less and never dreamed I would write a journal of any sort, let alone a personal log on a space-age device like the computer I am tapping away on. That has all changed.
Now, I read a lot and I write even more!
So, I conceived a plan — a very pragmatic plan, really. Since I would never be published, I decided I would create a website and share my thoughts with anyone who may find them entertaining, enlightening, encouraging or exasperating (strange, but some people do find a certain level of satisfaction in exasperation).
A simple website was constructed in Claris Homepage and many visitors dropped by. The plan was going well until I decided I wanted more control and, so, I thought it only made sense to learn the art of web design. This may have been an error on my part and it certainly proved to be decidedly un-pragmatic. But, it’s too late now — I enjoy web design almost as much as I do writing. There’s an indescribable sense of satisfaction in putting your own thoughts and words on a page, introducing some graphical elements and manipulating them with CSS.
That brings me to this blog. It was supposed to be designed in WordPress and I intended to learn PHP/MySQL to exercise full control. But, I found that I am not prepared for that level of commitment yet. The dream of designing and implementing a beautiful, functional blog continues to live on and it will be realized, as time permits. But, I cannot bear to put off blogging and publishing a moment longer. So, the blog begins here… now.