Man. If you had told me two years ago that I would spend seven hours on Thanksgiving wrestling with code and graphics, I’d have laughed at you. But here we are, with 5:15 left to go in the third quarter of the Packers/Lions game, and I’ve finally got the site close to where I want it.

Welcome! If all goes well, this will be my main focus project for some time to come – a central point from which I can rein in the vast amount of electronic information that makes up the majority of my life. I’ll be posting information and news about graphics work, web programming, writing, game design, performance and more in these pages as time goes on; but as today is meant for celebration and it’s technically a day off, I think I’ll indulge a bit in this inauguration.

We’ve had snow here, which has stuck; making this the first Thanksgiving with snow that I recall in over five years. When I was a child, bundled off to Springfield every Thanksgiving to see my aunt Bernice and her clan, I remember there always being snow on the ground. Sure, it often melted away throughout the day, and you could see the queer carpet of dead and dying leaves peeking through the gray and yellow grass. But the pure snow always existed, something to remind you that the outside was cold and windy, and that you should be thankful to be beneath a roof with more food than the entire family could possibly consume. It was something to think on for me, even as a child, that there was so much in life to be grateful for.

A lot of things have changed in my life over the past thirty years. I’m glad that being grateful isn’t one of them.

Happy Thanksgiving, folks. I’m glad to know you.