Saturday, April 1, 2006

In the Beginning

Well, I've finally gotten around to creating a blog. I don't intend for this to be a venue through which I spill my guts to the world, although it may end up that way sometimes. I really intend for this to be a dialogue with myself. Something to get me writing again. A place at which to store my thoughts.

I used to have an electronic journal ... way back when. But it was rather simplistic, yet cumbersome to deal with. I tried to find a more up-to-date version, but then I realized that it's perhaps more efficient to start a blog. I mean, I've always got a web browser open, so the inertia that needs to be overcome to jot something down in a blog is a bit less than that required to load up a program. (Yeah, there's always the paper and pencil method, but who has paper these days? Besides, that's a pain in the ass to store.)

So ... here I am. And here it is -- a diary in the form of a blog.

BTW -- The title is a reference to Camus's spin on Descartes's de cogito -- I think, therefore, I am. For Camus and other existentialists, what's important isn't how we got here. What's important is that we're here. I originally wanted to title this blog So Here We Are, which also happens to be one of my favorite Bloc Party songs. Figures that it was taken.