Bridge to the Past
Thanks to Marcus and Spaghettipie, and Lynet for sending me to the past. Not to the Jurassic period or anything like that. No, they each tagged Seedlings for a history demonstration.
Marcus and Spaghettiepie asked me what I was doing ten, twenty and thirty years ago. And Lynet asked for a 5-post evolutionary history of my blog. To my great fortune, I found a way to put the two together and preserve the time-honored Seedlings tradition of altering memes I'm memed with (tagged with?).
30 years ago, I wasn't blogging. But I was poking through country creekbeds, as this early post attests. Writing about my creek days was part of an initial blog effort to provide backstory for my book. Maybe I'll do this again when my book comes out. Maybe not. What began here as business and mischievous science has turned largely into community life. And who walks around their community always talking business? I prefer not to.
20 years ago, I still wasn't blogging. But I was developing an interest in art— an interest which eventually impacted the name of this blog, as this early post shows. My interest in art continues to run through Seedlings. Right from the beginning, I wanted to showcase art and support artists. I did it at the start, and I do it now.
10 years ago, you guessed it... I still wasn't blogging. But I was making my foray into public speaking, by teaching the bible for a local ministry. This was the unexpected beginning of my life as a professional "spiritual writer". I've been writing about writing on Seedlings from the start and I still do.
All in all, this blog still talks about writing, art, and life. Hopefully with a touch of grace. And sometimes with a touch of mischief. Ten, twenty, thirty years from now, who knows, but today, here it is.
Tag, you're it: Charity, Erin, Jim, Scot, Inihtar. Choose to play, or not. Choose your meme too. No need to do both.
Bridge photo by J. Barkat. Used by permission.
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