Beginning a Blog  

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7/18/2005 8:36 pm

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Beginning a Blog

My name is really Richard, and I acquired the handle, "Sherlock" pretty much by accident . . . more about that another time. However, when I decided to start my own blog, reference to my handle gave me a ready made blog name, and so, by way of a second order random accident, welcome to 221 B Baker Street.

I joined this site to meet people. To that end, I have been remarkably unsuccessful. I don't know whether it's my age, my pictures, my voice and video introductions, my profile or a combination of all of the above, but I freely admit that I get very few e-mails in my inbox. Nonetheless, I keep coming back to this site, in large part for the blogs.

So who am I? Male, 53 years old and divorced, I have far more education than is good for me. I received an MA in Philosophy in 1979, an MBA in Marketing and Business Statistics in 1984, A JD in 1992, I am finishing an MS in Mathematics and am beginning work on a doctorate in Education. I am not, however, a professional student. I have worked full time for most of my adult life, raising one son, two step sons and a step daughter, all of whom are grown and through school . . . all of them seem to have had the good sense to quit after one degree. I have been married twice and as of a few months ago, divorced twice. I have worked as a trial lawyer (criminal defense), and have taught Philosophy, Business, Statistics, Mathematics and Law at various colleges in the midwest and southwest.

So why am I starting my own blog? Why not just post to others'? I wish I knew. I just had a sudden urge to start telling someone . . . anyone . . . how I think and feel about . . . whatever I happen to be thinking and feeling at the moment. I suppose that's really what blogs are for.

And so what am I thinking and feeling at the moment? After writing this introduction, a feeling of catharsis has swept over me, and, all of a sudden, I'm not thinking or feeling much of anything . . . except the need to finish grading a stack of calculus exams.

So if anyone cares to look at my blog . . . welcome. If not . . . I think exposing one's thoughts to the world, even if the world takes no notice at all, is much more satisfying than hiding them in a diary or journal

Anyone who reads this, Have a good day.

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