On this day in 2006, I began my journey into the blogsphere. What an anachronism that must seem to the many people who communicate in micro-burst-speak — 21st century equivalents of morse code, such as Twitter, WhatsApp and SnapChat. [If only my readers knew that I also write using a fountain pen with real ink!]
Much has changed in the intervening years — wilder climate, ubiquitous social media, Uber, online shaming, selfies. Much has also — sadly — remained the same: vacuous politicians with no policies, gun violence, terrorism, rich getting richer, bigotry and racism, gender inequality. The good news is that the progress of science marches on, so there is (some) hope for humanity amid all the turmoil.
Over the last decade I’ve connected my blog to a growing readership around the globe. And, while I may only have one or two readers in the 20 lowest ranked territories, according to Google Analytics, I thank each and every one of you — and the Tubes of the Internets — for allowing my thoughts and digital pen into your home.
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