and so it begins, volume 17.  one might ask, ahemm, what about the first 16?  well my friend, we all have a history and rarely do you get to know anyone from THEIR beginning, so why should this be any different?

what is the purpose, my purpose, with this thing?  why write?  for the same reason people fish, not to catch fish but to go fishing.  that is why to write this thing. 

I hate the word "blog" btw.  along with the verb "blogging".

let me not start out negatively…I am not shy with opinions 🙂

and so it begins…