It sure doesn't feel like I started this blog six years ago. Starting midway through what is traditionally my most sluggish month, I worried I'd run out of material in a week. Clearly, I haven't, though several posts in earlier years were the kind of running commentary I now reserve for Twitter.
I have never and will never claim to serve a purpose with this blog. The truth is it serves me. Every story, poem, column, or review I've written since 2004 has been in part a result of blogging, and vice versa.