Here it is, my first blogpost. This is where I’m supposed to grab your attention and turn you into a lifelong follower and fan, right? Well, in this case, the stakes aren’t quite so high.

See, as it turns out, I don’t really care if you read this or not.

Please understand: I mean no disrespect! It’s just that my main audience is comprised of me, myself, and I. I have too many thoughts racing through my head at any given moment, so I want to start writing them down.

Maybe you’ll be interested in reading and maybe you won’t. But my plan is to use this blog as a way of keeping track of my own thoughts and goals related to the following:

  • My work and my personal research (specifically as it relates to the financial health of communities)
  • The books I read and my opinions on them, as part of my effort to read one book per month,
  • The places I go,
  • The people I meet, and
  • Anything else that comes to mind

This blog will be part stream-of-consciousness and part diary, with some talk of books and probably some other things as they come into my life.

So, I would say “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” but that seems too ominous. Instead I’ll say:

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.