I'm not entirely sure why I have a blog. Nor am I sure why you're reading it. But here we both are.
Actually, it's fairly simple. A handful of people are interested in what's happening in my (publically-shareable) personal life: e.g., how's our dog doing, what neato trips have we taken recently, what havoc have we gotten into in home improvement, &c. Another small handful of people are (or profess to be) interested in what I'm thinking about and working on research-wise. I'm hoping that an added bonus to writing occasionally here would be that it gets some of the ideas flowing, elicits useful comments and direction, and so on. We shall see. So if you fall into one of those categories: hey, how ya doin'. If you don't, hello, welcome; nothing like idle curiosity, eh? Mmm hmm. . . .