I originally began this blog as a pretty basic outlet for myself.  I hoped it would become a safe place where I could develop a pattern of thoughtful expression without any real ‘social networking’ implications.  That is to say: a solely intellectual communication free from ties to my personal life.  In that way, I hope to get to know my adult intellect free from any pretension or presentation fears.

However, earlier in this spring, my mother passed away.  I no longer needed a place to get to know myself as an adult, because I have been rather rudely and quickly introduced to that self.  I now merely want a place to communicate outside of a life that has rapidly become somber and stressful.

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