Haven’t you found the first swim each summer a little strange? My childhood sport was swimming, and I would often swim all year-round. As a grownup, however, I’ve found that I will go long stretches without being in a pool. Each Summer I sense the strangeness and the familiarity of jumping into the water. These days I make more of a let’s cannonball in type of entrance because “I haven’t got time for anything else” (Han Solo, Ep. V).
This brings me to why I find myself sitting and writing this. For some time, I’ve been toying with the idea of restarting my blog, and decided the best way to begin is by taking the plunge and cannonballing into the water. So here I stand, I can do no other – JK folks, because this weblog will NOT be anywhere near as serious or important as Luther’s achievements. As a personal blog you can expect some meaningful thoughts from time to time. I envisage writing about things that are important to me, on two sides of the spectrum. On one side are subjects that have great intrinsic value: theology, history, books. The opposite side will include, well, everything else … sci-fi, comics, science, movies, computers, video games. I think you get the idea.
A bit of research led me to the discovery that my blogging origin story began twenty years ago! Two decades is a looong time, yet it’s incredible how the time seemed to pass so quickly. Back in the early 2000’s the Internet was a whole different animal. There was no YouTube. Google hadn’t become a verb. It’s impossible to describe how every day the Internet felt like the Wild West. People began to post on online diary and journal websites, and over time I began to hear about this new phenomenon that became known as “blogging.” Digging into my earliest records, I previously owned the rustypth.com domain, which was where I uploaded my first blog posts. Those have been lost to history on some long forgotten computer hard drive I never bothered to back up. My next step was to transition to a blogging website named “Blogger.” The next two iterations of my blog can be found there – though I may go back and delete some posts from the past based on changing theology (also known as sanctification *grin*).
My first blog came about when I was 20, single, a new Calvinist, addicted to caffeine, and a young man with too much zeal. This time around I find myself at age 40, married to my lovely wife with 3 lovely kids, Reformed and always reforming, still addicted to caffeine but with monitored intake, and a somewhat mellowed out zeal. All I can say is that the Lord has never left me nor forsaken me. God is always good.
Dear reader, thanks for taking the time to stop by. More to come. Until our next meeting…