Well, this is the start of my blog. I hope for this to become a venue for my thoughts and feelings regarding my life, family, and work. My ultimate goal is for this to become a place for family and friends to easily keep in touch and feel connected despite my sometimes hectic schedule. I would like to welcome family and friends to comment and critique, possibly ending somewhat undirected emails that are disjunct and provide a method to maintain some continuity and focus. I would rather minimize replay of old news and keep up, so that important personal concerns and feelings can be saved for phone calls and the news can be written instead of taking up time spoken in our rare times to speak casually.