I use the 600 page Infinity Journal as my primary day-to-day wastebook, so I don’t have to start a new book very often, maybe once every 12 – 18 months depending on what’s going on. On the other hand, my digital wastebook(s) never run out of “pages” so I could keep using the same one forever. I’ve found, though, the just the act of changing is a worthwhile process in and of itself. Thus, my new digital wastebook.
This new blog actually represents the retirement of my two longstanding personal blogs: No Straight Lines, dating from June 2003, started out as a blog about Knowledge Management; and 29 Marbles, dating from March 2005, presented a dad’s-eye view of autism. I’ve found over the years that my many interests overlap, sometimes significantly and sometimes tangentially. I keep everything together in a single paper notebook, why not keep it all together in a single blog?
When I start a new notebook, I typically fill up the first few pages with copies of what I think is important enough to carry over from the old book. I expect that this blog will be no different. So if you see something you’ve seen before, please accept it for what it is. And please excuse the construction mess as I play around with this great WordPress. (What’s the point of starting over if you can’t play around with it a bit?!?)