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Er, Howdy - What Am I Doing Here, Anyway? [Sep. 21st, 2003|09:28 am]
Young Geoffrey
I'm new to this ... whatever it is. To me, the word "journal" suggests "diary" which suggests "private" - all which suggests a confusing and possible contradictory new country ripe for exploration. (At the risk of sounding like Jacques Cartier "discovering" the Iroquois Confederacy, let me hasten to add that I refer to something I am exploring for myself - I know well that others have been here long before me.)

Which is a long way of saying that this is an experiment for me; my inchoate intentions for it a varied and likely contradictory.

I am a writer of sorts and, like many who don't actually make a living at their craft, I am more often a procrastinator. I have a webpage that I meant to become a regularly-updated billboard for my fiction, criticism and commentary; it has sat online, untouched since it's first incarnation, for nearly two (dear God!) years now. I am 38 years old and have seen most of my old friends slip away (some have gone snarling, usually without any reason I understand); I wonder whether this might not be a place where I might encounter some fellow-travelers. I am an opinionated curmudgeon and the Globe and Mail hasn't seen fit to print even half of the letters I have sent them; this seems a likely place to post my (self-proclaimed) wit and wisdom. I am have been single and celibate for close to a year now; for some reason I feel the urge to reflect on that state.

And with that last line, I am already encountering internal resistance. How much privacy do I want? How much do I need? Is privacy even something I should worry about, when it seems that so many people out here in cyberspace have little or none, and my own experience - I have very few secrets anymore - suggests that people who like you don't much care about your past misdeeds. At least, people I know haven't much cared about mine.

So. Here I am. Hi there. I hope it will be an interesting ride. For me - and for you, whoever "you" turn out to be.

[User Picture]From: wyera
2003-10-03 10:46 am (UTC)

Hi there!

Welcome and thank you. Journies on the discovery of self can be instensely emotional and personal events and I'm highly flattered that you've read something of mine or think enough of what my "info" said that you've allowed me a glimpse into your life and your journey.

After perusing your current entries, the first thing that popped into my head was "Wanna go have a beer sometime?". So welcome ed_rex. Enjoy.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2003-10-04 01:11 am (UTC)

Re: Hi there!

My goodness. If everyone on lj is similarly friendly, I'll be a happy boy - my liver may complain, but I seldom listen to it.
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