I have to admit that I am not always the smartest person in the room / conversation / MMRPG / whatever. But it’s one of the things I love about being around smart geeks, that makes me forgive my competitive nature and stay, despite the possibility of not being top dog : I would rather be in a collaborative environment than fighting it out alone.

I ride on the shoulders of giants and dream of of one day growing to such heights.


Well, I’m pleased to say that I am finally making some progress.

It’s one of those weird things about the creative process, for me anyway, that I go through periods of quiet, silence… dullness. And then other times I have flurries and storms of productivity. I seem to be in the midst of a storm, right now, and I’m hoping I can keep it up. I have a lot of stuff I could be working on.

My next goal is to get the Tour of Lawrence web site started. The show is back on for 2012, and I’m pleased to be able to get to take over the web site, as well as volunteering for the event. Should be a great time.

And that’s the great thing about being in the creative zone: now that I’ve gotten the ball rolling, keeping at it will only make it better.

Carry on.

Leap Day

Look, I have a job and a life.

But that’s no excuse. I have needed to do this for a while. And this was one of those rare occasions when I let the meme-of-the-moment get a tendril in my brain. The meme in question was Leap Day – February 29th, 2012. I swear, I couldn’t remember anything significant about the last Leap Day (2008). And then there was this strange trickle of commentary about this being “an extra day” and “do something special today”, and I guess it struck a chord.

So here it is. A new blog. I haven’t blogged in years. And I really want to be not just a consumer of the web, but a creator: a contributor. Yes, I build web sites, but not enough. I read Twitter, but I don’t post much. I click the “like” button on Facebook, but don’t often comment. I will never be an extrovert – unless I can control the environment.

It seems like a site redesign and a new blog is a great way to get started on that goal.