Heading toward the Sun…
One thing I dislike about blogs is that they’re positioned often as online diaries. Unless I’ve been following a blogger for a long time — and usually reading them because they’re informative about something — I don’t particularly care to read about their daily lives.
One exception to that rule is Doc Searls. Because he’s in-the-game in the open source and Linux world (he’s editor of the Linux Journal among other things) and is an “A-list” blogger, I read his informative musings daily. However, he peppers his daily blog with an occasional post that provides his readers with personal insight into the man that has, for instance, made me want to meet him someday as we share many views.
His post today is contemplative, tinged with trepidation about troubling things that occurred in 2005, but quite optimistic and enthused about this year. Though he’s a bit older than me, I also share his sense of time flying by and that there is a sense of urgency to make impact while there is still time and energy within each of us.
The picture above is one I took while on a cruise through Alaska in the summer of 2004. Like yesterday’s Alaska photo that accompanied my podcast (of a fishing trawler heading home after a day at sea), this one is apt since God wired me as a happy-assed optimist and I feel fabulous, in a great mood and atypically optimistic today and this photo says it all: the fishing trawler is emerging from the dark, is coming out from under the foreboding clouds, and is heading for the light of the Sun.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.