Pets and Wildlife and everything in-between
Welcome aboard my new blog at the start of what I hope will be a long, winding trip to places we have never been before.
For those of you who have no idea what a blog is, try this on for size:
Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is an Internet journal that’s regularly updated and intended for everyone to see. In other words, it’s a diary of sorts.
I like that concept for one BIG reason. Space (the New Frontier). Lots of it.
When I write my daily (5 days a week, Tuesday-Friday and Sunday) newspaper column on page A2 of the Contra Costa Times, Valley Times, San Ramon Valley Times and West County Times, my daily life exists inside an 18.587 inch framework on the inside top corner of the page (right next to the People Section). After 35 years of writing five columns a week, I’ve become pretty creative at filling the insides of my little picture frame, especially with the help of your fascinating e-mails and letters … but it would REALLY be nice, once-in-a-while, to have the space to blather along without having to worry about running off the page. The space to run something really long when you get carried away in your excitement and send me something about what you saw prowling around your backyard last night that’s twice as long as my little column space.
Enter the blog. (Sounds like some sort of creepy monster, doesn’t it?)
Basically, I can write about anything I want, for as long as I want, and at any time I want, and in any way, shape, or form that I want. It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck just thinking about it. Best of all, you can also help contribute to it. In fact, I can’t do it without you. You can react to something I write here in my blog, you can send your ideas for something you’d like me to chat about. I can even print color pictures and drawings here! Wanna see what Our two scrub jays, The Blue Brothers, look like when they’re pecking on the window and begging for peanuts? Want to see my stupid cats hiding from the Blue Brothers because they figure if they can’t see them, they aren’t there?
I’ll also gather and list links to other sites that I think you might find interesting.
Just remember, to interact with my blog, you need to log on here and write it here. That’s the only rule.
So, without further adieu, let’s blog.