Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

So, if you read the most recent entries on this blog, you’ll stumble across Something Awful, something that I think is truly shameful, and almost unforgivable.

They’re boring.

Yes, I know this.  You have been suffering reading them, and I want to tell you, you’re not alone.  I’m sure others have found them boring, too.  In fact, I have found myself bored writing them, and bored reading them later.  And then I get bored again when I go in and fix the dumb typos.

I mean, come on: “My Mac has been running for 9 days?” “Celebrity Sighting: Julianna Margulies”—does anyone really care?  “Video Servers, Web Cams, and Me”?  Wow, is that ever crap!

The reason, dear reader, is this: photographs.  Frankly, I’ve been taking too many photographs, and at 1,000 words per, I’m drained.

I’m only partially facetious here.  I have clearly noticed that, when I take a few photos of an event, my description of that event becomes framed by, and inclusive only of, the things I’ve photographed.

I’m going to keep taking pictures, and writing this blog.  But I promise you that I’ll tell more stories, funnier, better, wittier.  And it won’t even cost you six million dollars to rebuild me.

I’ll start now, with a little description of a hiking trip I went on last weekend.  I now present… The Six Men Who Went up a Mountain!

No, that still sounds boring.  OK, how about: “Uphill All the Way—The Story of Scout Camp 2005”  There, that’s better.  Go make some popcorn, then click next…

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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