Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my observant Christian readers out there!

Pretty partisan for this Zen-ish Buddhist but for most of my readers, it’s appropriate. Happy Newtonmas to some of the rest of us. My (now very secular) Jewish ancestors on my father’s side will forgive me, I trust…

It Was 15 Years Ago

On this day in 1999 I tried out Dave Winer’s EditThisPage software, designed for (mostly) non-techies to enter the infant blogging movement and named my blog ‘blivet.’. I’ve met a number of people I consider friends over the years and have been fortunate to meet several of them in person. I performed the marriage of two of them which is one of my favorite moments.

Fifteen years later blivet continues on another platform (WordPress) and I host it myself. We’ve watched the ‘war bloggers’ come and go as well as the various streams of vandals, goths, and carpetbaggers attempting to monetize whatever this ‘space’ is. I’m sure there will be more trends as blogging gets rediscovered yet again.

Happy Birthday, blivet tool & die, and happy birthday to all of us from that time! And whether you’ve been along for the entire ride or this is your first time here, WELCOME! Here’s to the next 15!

Homework time with Ian

One of my great pleasures has become the time I spend with Ian while he does his pre-Algebra homework. It has been great watching him learn and grow as he learns the mental discipline of practicing skills, whether they be math or bass guitar. Provided he is in a good mood. Which he is. For now…

Make it Stop…

Today is mid-term Election Day and we have been inundated with ads here in Colorado. Supposedly more ‘outside money’ has been spent here than anywhere else in the country. I’m tired of it, sick and tired of being bombarded with ads.

I turned in my ballot almost two weeks ago and most of the political snail mail stopped but not TV ads and certainly not the carpet bombing of political emails.

We are not even turning on the tv tonight. Somehow, I think we will be hearing about the results. For weeks.