Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
Napoleon Hill 

When I started this weblog not long ago, I had no idea where it was headed. In fact, I still don’t. The one thing I knew is that I wanted to start conversations, and I must admit this was a thoroughly selfish motive. See, I am an odd sort of fellow who seems to surround himself with wonderful people, but people who, nevertheless, are seldom interested in the things that interest me- so I turned myself over the powers of the modern web. The web is, almost literally, anything and everything, but arguably its true talent is to spark conversations.

So I wrote. I wrote to get the things in my head out of my head and onto the unprinted page, and by and large, my goal has been accomplished, though it will never be over. For one reason or another, the comments section of this blog has never exactly exploded, but the discussions have nevertheless appeared, usually in the form of email. You, wonderful reader, you, have many times emailed me your thoughts on my latest ramblings, and many of them have contained poignant insights, useful criticisms, or a simple word of thanks. A handful of you who know me personally have even called on occasion to give me your thoughts on something I’ve written. I want to thank you, because that, again, is why I write. The thoughts in my head, even in being “put to paper,” are not tremendously useful in and of themselves- they must be tossed into the air, where they can jump and run and play and frolic with your ideas, and come back down to me richer, wiser, and more thoughtful.

As I said, I still don’t know where this blog is going. I started it with a few digital meanderings, which somehow morphed into life lessons of a sort, half-baked philosophical word collages, and the like. Perhaps I’ll find the sweet spot between the two: one of my greatest passions is the intersection of the digital world with the physical, and its effect on both individuals and society. Either way, it doesn’t matter, as long as I have fantastic readers, many of you fellow bloggers, with whom to exchange ideas. So, again, thank you. Here’s to keeping the conversation going.