I have been writing online in one form or another since 1998. I recall developing my first website in my West Philadelphia apartment. It was simply and aptly titled ‘Utopia.’ Having long harboured the dream of publishing a magazine, online media presented an opportunity for me to share my ideas without the resources that would be necessary to publish well in print.
Since then, I have started, and failed to maintain, three blogs — all focused on one specific topic, one particular aspect of my interests and ideations. The most successful of these was The Activist’s Muse which I published, both regularly and sporadically, for about three years. More recently I published the Whole Happy and Healthy blog, which focused on emotional wellness.
And now, I am going to publish everything in one place — right here! It makes sense to simplify and streamline my work, particularly because I have not succeeded in maintaining my prior blogs as steadfastly as I had aspired. But more importantly, it is also indicative of my maturation and realization that I can and should exist, both offline and on, as a whole person — all of me — rather than sharing one piece here and another, somewhat separate piece there.
This blog will be a place for me to share all of my future writing, that which doesn’t quite fit thematically into other established channels, and that which is personal, unfinished, raw, and unapologetic. I will also use this space to share those polished pieces that appear elsewhere on the net, as well as to update readers on other projects in which I am involved.
Thank you for being here with me, for listening to me, and for sharing this small piece of the planet with me.