I’m hooked! To both reading blogs (via RSS feeds) as well as writing one. I’m addicted to poking my nose in the comments sections of other people’s blogs. Maybe even where my nose doesn’t belong. Almost certainly where it doesn’t belong.

For some odd reason, I love spouting my opinion. I’ll just give it out for free. You didn’t ask for it? Well here it is anyways. It’s not that I think I know more than you. Heck, most of the time, I don’t even know if my opinion is right or wrong or even well informed. But I’ll probably give it to you anyways. Perhaps I should think before I speak. But that’s so in the past. I hope you don’t mind. I really do like you all. Perhaps I just like hearing (or reading) myself talk.

I also like trying to be humorous. Now there’s an area where I’m even more likely to fall on my ass. But you can’t fault me for trying can you? You can? Well that’s never stopped me before. My wife has learned that I have a very low embarassment quotient. I continually make a fool of myself, but am never embarassed by what I do.

The simple fact is that I like belonging to a community, any community. As long as there’s give and take. I write something in my blog or on someone else’s and someone responds. That feels good! Sounds like an old fashioned conversation you say? Well yes and no. As a conversationalist, I don’t have the resources available to me as a blogger. For example, I have a terrible memory. In conversation I’ll say,

“Yeah, uh-huh. Umm that’s like, a really, like, good point dude. That, like, sorta reminds me of a great quote by that old dead guy… ummm Spinzer? Something about new ideas and ceasing.”

But on a blog, I’m more apt to say,

Jolly good point chap, and a point well taken if I may say so. It reminds me of good old professor Chadwick at Cambridge who was fond of puffing on his oaken pipe and would read to us his favorite quote from the esteemed philosopher, Spinoza. If memory serves me correct, the quote was, “Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.”

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Now back to the typical technical mumbo-jumbo.