Success Theater

Somehow it seems appropriate to start my blog with a promise. Wil Wheaton, the eponymous author of, wrote often in his book Just A Geek of the sometimes overwhelming temptation to present only the positive aspects of one’s life to the world through one’s own blog. Elsewhere I’ve seen this called success theater, and I think it describes too many of our interactions, both online and IRL.

I can appreciate the desire to project a polished, sanitized version of ourselves to the world. It means having nothing to be embarrassed about, nothing to risk, nothing to lose.

That’s not the tone I choose for this blog. This blog will contain my unvarnished thoughts. It will focus on my interests. It will be genuine and authentic. It will be mine.

I hope you enjoy it.