The publication date of this entry is not an accident. September 5, 1978 was the first day I wrote in my journal. Originally an assignment for English II class in tenth grade made by a teacher named Gil Hernandez, I found, as an awkward teenager, that writing in my journal was one thing I could do well, and I stuck to it. Many years and many journal entries later, the journal morphed into the blog you see before you.
Like the paper journal before it, this blog is home to my thoughts and opinions, the news of my life, and the machinations of those around me. Some of my blog entires are private, and can only be viewed by administrators, but the majority are here for all to see.
Hosted at richardbarron.net, my official web site, this blog is a continuation of one I started at blogger.com. In its present form, it is one of several blogs I maintain. Others include my Photoblog, my Photography Teaching Blog, my wife Abby’s Photoblog, and our Travel Blog.