I’m not sure why I am jumping into the blog-o-sphere. It’s kind of terrifying in a way. I don’t really know what I am doing. I think people who blog are somewhat narcissistic, and it’s readily apparent that I can be a narcissist, although I don’t like being told that I am. It’s just that I am proud of some of the things that I have seen and done, and would love to share that. What I really want to accomplish in starting a blog is to document things in my life that are significant, particularly my experiences in running, triathlon, family and life. I want to be able to look back and and have fond memories, share experiences and leave something behind for my kids to remember me by.
My father passed away in 1979. I was 15. There are a few photographs around in a box somewhere, but what memories I have of him have faded. Video really didn’t exist in homes like it does now. There are no home movies, or videos of my father. I had a cassette player with a microphone. I used it to record dumb stuff, and the device and tapes are long gone. There are no tapes of my father’s voice. I can’t even close my eyes and imagine an image of him. I don’t want to leave the same empty legacy for my kids.
This page will be filled with family, drumming, running, biking, swimming, and whatever endeavors I take up. Hopefully everything will be positive, and those who may be clicking around the internet and stumble onto this page, will find something useful. I hope you enjoy reading these experiences as much as I enjoy blabbing about them.
So why not leave a few words, pictures and experiences in a format like this? That is an easy question to answer.