-I haven't posted on this blog in a long time. It has just been sitting, gathering dust. Earlier today, I found myself wondering about it and pondering the deletion of it. After all, I have changed so much since I started this blog it isn't a current reflection of myself anymore.
Still, it holds a special place in my heart. Before I was on Facebook or Twitter, there was Dry Tea. It was my first social media experience. It was also my most prolific, raw, and naive one. In recent years, there have been others.
I sort of keep a Tumblr. I also practice a good bit of curation over on Flipboard. I'm currently studying Emerging Media and Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas, and I have a couple of WordPress blogs I have created for various projects there. I'm individually proud of each of those. From the Balcony of the World was my first foray back into the world of blogging. I wrote about events unfolding in the world, especially in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as the refugee crisis was peaking in 2015. More recently, I wrote a short blog chronicling a locative media project for another class. QR² was a fun project to create and indicative, I hope, of the kind of projects I will be doing more of in the future.
Tonight, I found myself creating another blog. This one's on blogger again, for various technical reasons. It's also for a class project, but one as part of a group. It's not quite ready yet, but setting it up has dragged me back to here.
I've missed this blog.
So, I finally bit the bullet and updated the theme. I cleaned up some of the widgets which are no longer working, too. I don't know if I missed anything important or not. I may need to review it later. The important thing is: I did something on it. It's running a modern theme now. I don't have to worry about massively breaking it by switching to another theme either. These are positive steps for this space.
So, maybe I'll start blogging again. This is one post. Let's see if I can get to five before the end of the month.
p.s. - We recently had our second child!
"(God) once spoke through the mouth of an ass (Num 22:28); therefore, no man is to be despised, however humble he may be. On the other hand, He permitted the highest angel to fall from heaven; therefore, no man is to be trusted, no matter how wise, holy, or great he may be. One should rather give a hearing to all, and wait to see through which one of them God will speak and act."
- Martin Luther in Temporal Authority: To What Extent it Should be Obeyed
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