Before the Internet…
March came in like a lion this year. Last Friday night we all waited for a storm to blow through which before it was over would dump over a foot of wet, heavy snow onto the surrounding trees, which in turn would break and drop several large pine boughs onto and through the mess of life lines connected to our home. Power inevitably returned, but it would be a few days before the cable company could reconnect the line running from the telephone pole out back, spanning over a hundred feet to our house.
It was the last major storm of the season, we all hope around here. But with downed power lines and our heat having been knocked out, my wife and I began thinking about the projects we could accomplish in the meanwhile.
I used to spend so many evenings writing in an unlined journal for months overseas, before returning home and the World Wide Web really became so much a part of my every day life, and it dawned on me (without an internet connection) that it was time to bring them both together, and to use this wonderful WordPress technology to get back in the habit of writing.
Which is why I hope to begin using this platform as an excuse, somewhat ironically, to write more.