This site was actually
created a number of years ago without a lot of thought as to what it was going to be about other than satisfying my own curiosity
about web design. While it has gone through many changes and served various purposes over the years, I haven’t
really done a whole lot with it since its creation.
Recently I have found myself with much more time on my hands
due to physical limitations and have sought intellectual challenges through the Internet.
I have become more and more active in different areas of the Internet communications such as interactive sites
like Yedda, LiveJournal and some of the other forums and message boards. I have redesigned this site to accommodate,
represent and to adapt to my personal preferences and me as I moved along that evolutionary process.
I think the biggest reason
for my choice in using a personally designed web site in this manner is because it is my choice to have more control
over specific aspects of the various sites that I currently use on the Internet. Areas of particular concern are
the "personal information" sections of the interactive as well as non-social sites. I find that most of them
have limitations in place that are far too restrictive when it comes to self-expression. I absolutely resent
the assumption that people are all neatly designed to fit into specific holes in a given board, thus I refuse to simply
answer yes or no questions, pick from silly multiple choice questions or fill in the blanks on questions I don't
feel like answering much less agree with any of the provided choices.
While this is essentially my
personal site, there won’t be any family pictures or stories about family vacations, which is reserved for other
places here on the Internet. This is also out of respect for the well-founded fears of those who matter to me very much. Rather than being a place where I post information about my personal life, this
is more of a place where I post an extension of myself, such as beliefs and opinions.
While online friendships do happen and I am not adverse to them, my participation in certain interactive sites isn’t
really intended for the purpose of becoming part of a personal “socializing” network so to speak. The primary goal of this particular site is in reality multi-purpose, which is addressed in each of the
sub pages. It's not here for the purpose of exposing the whole of my personal
life, beyond what is in reality already public information anyway.
In the interest of Internet
socialization, I have MySpace, which I use for my younger nieces and nephews, and Facebook for my adult friends for that purpose. The greater majority of those listed on both of those sites are real people that
I personally know and the greater majority of them are people that I am actually related to by blood or marriage. Those that do not fall into the "I personally know" category are quite obvious because they
are clearly listed as groups or organizations I support or they are singers, songwriters and bands that I follow as a "fan"
because I enjoy listening to them while I’m working online.
While some may or may
not agree with everything or even anything I say on this site, I respect that and accept our differences. The beauty of our uniqueness is what creates the fascinating world in which we live. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if we could all just come to the understanding that we all have
something to contribute if we would just listen to each other.
Regardless, thanks for dropping by!