Thursday, January 17, 2013


My goodness, it HAS been a while, hasn't it? I took a bit of an unplanned break to decide whether or not I wanted to continue with the blog (and I really had nothing to say, really). I share a lot of personal information on my blog and I've been reconsidering my stance in this matter. On one hand, I have a small readership and most of those are my friends and family, but on the other...... The Internet can be a scary place. People don't always edit themselves or comport themselves with decorum and respect in the way that they might in a face to face situation. Some people will even use the Internet as a sort of bully playground (you've all heard of trolls, I assume). I have been lucky enough not to come across any issues in my nearly five years of blogging, but I know that it is inevitable. I will write something that will rub someone the wrong way or, alternately, something that is awesome, and goes viral, and will attract the Internet bullies, and people who comment without thinking that there is more to the story than a few lines written on a blog.

Clearly, I've decided what I am going to do. I don't live the rest of my life waiting for the worst, so why begin here? I will protect my privacy as best I can (I try to ensure there are no GPS coordinates in the metadata of my pictures, for example) without changing what or how I communicate on my blog, but I will continue to blog....... When I have something to say, that is.

And the bullies, trolls and spammers can suck it.......

And just to show that nothing has changed here are a few pictures from the past three months