this is the beginning. the beginning of what, i do not know. perhaps it is the beginning of another way to keep in contact with the many good friends i have scattered across the world. perhaps it is the creation of a space in which i can express or vent the musings that invade and occupy my mind in an almost neverending assault. perhaps it is a place to share the random encounters that enter as comedic relief, baffle the mind, or help make sense, whether momentary or lasting, of being on this journey of life. hopefully it is all of these and more. so here it is, the genesis of who knows what.