Through the Archives

I've been blogging for 7-1/2 years. I've written nearly every day for seven goddamn years. Holy shit. That's a lot of words. I wonder if my kids will ever read this stuff?

About half the content here is about politics or culture. One of the purposes of the blog was to have a conversation about stuff that I found interesting or point people to articles that I loved. Seven and half years ago, I had four year old and a new baby and spent most of my time changing diapers. The blog provided an outlet.  The other half of the content here is about my life. I just like writing.

I've been wading through the archives for the past hour looking for stuff for a project and cleaning up the sloppy tags. Reading the old posts is a lot of fun. There's a post about Jonah's ninth birthday and  Ian's hatred of socks. There's a post about potty training Ian and our old incontinent cat, Jefferson. There are posts about our system for sorting out our books, a drawing that Jonah did in 1st grade, a shopping trip with Steve and Ian, and our first month out in the burbs.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm high for putting so much work into a project that generates so little income, but there are definitely other rewards.

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  1. “Sometimes I wonder if I’m high for putting so much work into a project that generates so little income, but there are definitely other rewards.”
    I’ve never thought income should or can be the only compensation for activities we find rewarding. With any reward, though, the key is to remember when what you’re getting isn’t reward enough for what you’re doing. That’s true for work that isn’t compensated with money (but also for work that is compensated for money, once you have enough to pay the bills).

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