Saturday, August 25, 2007

Why the blog?

About ten years ago you could draw a circle with a 15 mile diameter and almost our entire immediate family would be living inside it. Since then the family has moved 10s, 100s, and even 1000s of miles away. Yesterday we helped to move our first child into her college dorm which brought home the feeling of the family dispersing. I thought this blog might be a way to harness the technology of the Web 2.0 world to try and allow the family to remain virtually close when we can't be physically close. We'll see how well it works.

"The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind." ~Thomas Jefferson, 1813

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