The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. ~ Bukowski
There’s a lot to be said for taking action. You can make a lot of your own problems up in your own mind when you’re spinning your wheels in a void.
To wit, I’ve got a few big projects going on. And until they get underway, this will likely serve as a place for updates on everything that’s happening. However, my ultimate goal for this site is to expand it as a platform for showcasing my other work and even offering weekly or bi-weekly pieces of insight on some topical issue of the day.
I’m rekindling my writing in every form, and that’s a big deal for me. Inspiration won’t wait for anyone who isn’t hungry enough to get up and hunt it down. My drawing is back on the table as well, and I’m taking up photography to boot. I’m also building another new computer for a friend, and this time I’m getting paid for it. I’m putting together a video blog of that process, so learning how to do video editing is going to be another new hurdle. I’ve also got some new kit for snorkeling, and a GoPro to film some of the encounters I’ve had that really defy belief.
On top of all of that, my trip to Ukraine is looming next month. I’m still doing planning and researching and finding new incredible places to visit while I’m there. I figure I’ll spend two days at Chernobyl–because private guides are apparently extremely expensive–who knew! And then it’s off to the eastern portion of the country to see Lviv, which is some sort of magical medieval wonderland. It’d also be great to visit Kamianets Podilskyi–famous for its many Kamianets and Podilskyis, of course.
All of this is really adding up to a delightful renaissance which is utterly invigorating, and from the outside, probably rather uneventful until the fruits of it begin to bud. But they are budding, and I expect to add a few new interesting features to the website before long, including a page dedicated to my photography, which I’ll throw up a few examples here.
That’s just a little update for now–the rest is in the works. Until then, I’m reading a history of Ukraine and Chernobyl, and learning how to say “radiation poisoning” in Russian and Ukrainian. See? I’m thinking ahead.