Rick's Ramblings

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I have been writing in this space for a few years now. Visit the archives to get a feel for my style.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Three years ago I started this little BLOG. Sometimes the words flow easily and I can bang out an entry quickly. Other times I get stuck and the whole affair becomes a chore. (I've started an entry a few days ago and I don't know when it will appear on this page.)

At the Beige Tower Webmaster Forums, the subject of BLOGs came up and I made a reference to an essay titled "Finding Your Voice" by Phil Agre.

Phil describes a process by which we (you or I) can find a "public voice". If there's anything my BLOG is about, it's about my own attempts to find and use this voice. I've been doing this experiment for three years running. Let's see how long I can keep this up.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004
I was having one of those inevitable conversations about careers today, when out of the blue floated this point-blank question: "So what is it that you really want to do?"

I distinctly remember pausing. I was struck by the fundamental nature of the question. The answer I came up with then was adequate enough to move the conversation.

But I'm still pondering it. "So what is it that you really want to do?"