hello there and welcome to my blog... don't worry, there's no need to stage an intervention... yet, but i am enjoying the process. i suppose when my voicemail says "just read my blog already!" then there may be cause for concern. so i'll try to keep it under control, to a degree of course. too much control can be no fun. the existence of this blog is due in part to the inspiration of friends, my desire to express and communicate my thoughts and curiosities, and a tribute to those who have supported my efforts and exploration over the years. hope you enjoy!