Whenever I look along the right hand column of this space, at pictures that represent the most recent posts, it always makes me smile. What is represented there are the topics that I care about more than anything else: family, Chicago, music, baseball, Lincoln, and perhaps one or two subjects from time to time. These are the things that sustain me, and I write about them to verify their importance in my life.
I’ve always wanted to write, but didn’t have anyplace to go for doing it. And now, over the past year and a half, I’ve carved out a space for doing just that. This is my cyberniche, and I don’t know what I would do without it. I’m making up for lost time, and also filling up what I can for as long as I still can do it. The unfulfilled past, and the unknowable future, have conspired to make this writing into an essential part of my present reality.
May everyone have something that means this much to them.