I have, since March 2004, maintained a weblog (that’s the formal for “blog,” lest we forget. Also, “url,” which so many of us either pronounce as a single word, or as “you-ar-el”? is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. No, really, look it up.)
In any case, since 2004, I’ve been blogging at a nice little corner of Live Journal called “Eagles Over the Kennebec.” I called it that because I live near the Kennebec River in Maine and one of the things that got me through a particularly bad summer was going down to the town park, lying on my back and staring up into the Maine-blue sky, watching the eagles gyre and play. Remarkably soothing, not to say restorative — if you ever get the chance, try it. You’ll never be the same.
In any case, having taken the decision to move out into the Wider Web and get a whole website all to myself, I also decided to migrate my blog. I’m sorry about that for a bunch of reasons — and because “Eagles over the Kennebec,” doesn’t exactly fit with the theme of news from a wider universe than Maine.
For the moment, then, this place is just going to be called “Blog.” It seems impersonal, but I mean no unkindness. Maybe, after I’ve gotten to know it, a name will suggest itself. It’s happened before.
Eventually, I hope, I’ll figure out how to link this blog — this Blog? — to Eagles, so that when I update here, things will automagically update there.
For now, I’ve done enough learning-by-doing for one day; it’s time to get off of this infernal machine and relax.