well, every blogger has to have that first post. i'm initiating myself on behalf of my mom, who never stops telling me to write everything down. even if no one ever reads it again, a written word has inherent value, i think. so in the face of no longer having a job and getting paid to create something, i'll begin dedicating some effort toward creating this space.
i remember when my friend, brandon baker, first told me about blogs a couple of years ago. his excitement about them was contagious, so i spent a few days at work zealously reading the links he's forwarded to me, at the cost of leaving dozens of picture books unshelved and generally neglecting all the fun library things that i did day in and day out. it was delicious; i didn't even feel guilty about it. but my presence around blogspot began to wane and i soon had blogs filed way back in the "i should keep reading them...oh well" section of my thought cabinet.
it occurred to me, though, when preparing for my move to mexico city, that having a blog might be a good idea. i still love email almost as much as efficient subway systems or a ripe mango, that is, with a passion, but blogging seems to have its own set of merits, and in the spirit of library science, i think i should give it a go.
so here goes. i've taken my first steps into the looking glass house to find out what lies on the other side. for now, my looking glass house is mexico, and the black kitten is my heart--and the best part is that it's not a dream, because i have been discovering wonderful things.
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll online: http://www.cs.indiana.edu/metastuff/looking/lookingdir.html