Hello world.

Bog (corpse not depicted)

This is my first blog post.

Blog is one of my least favorite words. To me, blog should mean a bloated bog, a place where knee-high boots are required and the occasional Stone Age cadaver is dredged up, having been spectacularly preserved by humic acid.

I prefer “web-log.”

Similarly, I don’t much like the word blogger, and don’t pretend to be one. I’m a person writing on the web, mostly prose. Some essays that have been published elsewhere. Maybe I’ll throw in a listicle now and then. Listicle is another word that doesn’t quite fit, in my mind.

In any case, here we go.