...I started this blog. Let me just gush about blogging generally and specifically. It has connected me with a world, to which I, at this time in my life feel unusually disconnected from. In this world are old and new and long lost friends. A renewed validation was born as I began to participate in this forum. Networking took on a whole new meaning to a mother steeped deeply in her children and home life. Perhaps as the phases of my life wane to another sphere and my children age I will shed this virtual world of posts, pictures and commentaries. For now, those who care, can watch the details of Seth, Lucy, and Hazel's lives unfold. For now, I am hearing from my brother Jacob, I get to peek into the life of and long to be near my sister and her children, I am learning more about the ideas behind the work of my artist siblings and parents, I can keep an eye on a brand new niece and her proud parents. And, a husband gets some insight into his honey's mind that, perhaps, he may not get otherwise. Blogging has drawn out of me words that seemed stuck for sometime. There seems only good, but I've had to reclaim blogging for my own many times and not let my life be diluted by the perusal of other's lives. I am happy to blog and happy that it has caught on. I LOVE reading and seeing YOU!