Well, I see it's been a year since my first and last post here. A lot has happened in that year, but still...you would think I could have found time to post here and there. I think I'll modify my idea of what constitutes a respectable blog post. I was imagining mini-essays: well-edited little gems of a few paragraphs. I think I'll settle for writing a few sentences, and if it turns into something more, then that's icing on the cake.
One of my main ideas with doing this is to tag each post, and see which themes start to pop up. As I go, we'll see how these themes might arrange themselves into some sort of coherent structure, which I may not have recognized before.
The last few years, I've been interested in trivial little tidbits about nature and culture: pondering whether the word "courtesy" and "court" and "courtesan" have common origins, or the fact that the songs "Streets of Laredo" and "St. James Infirmary" both have common roots in a song from 16th century England. I'll try to blog about both of these things, but really, these tidbits are just brain candy. They aren't especially important. But...maybe if I take note of them here, tag them, and see how the themes of the various posts hang together in larger patterns, they might become part of something more meaningful. Maybe not, but who knows. Besides, what's wrong with a little brain candy?