Some of you know Jack Steiner is not my real name and that January 1 is not my real birthday.
When I started blogging in 2003 or was it ’04 I wanted the ability to write freely without concern about some things.
Not because what I had to share was so controversial or crazy but because I just wanted to write and not be questioned by family/friends.
I wanted to just let go and be free.
For the most part I have done that but like many things in life there have been moments that changed me.
I am not the same 35-year-old guy who followed a wild impulse and started blogging.
While much is different there are things that have changed and it is fair to say that what you read here is generally my real belief or feeling, provided you aren’t reading fiction.
There is a lot of that here, far more than my other blogs.
Birth Of Days
When I first joined Facebook I thought it would be helpful for old Jack Steiner to have a Facebook page.
Since he was me, but not me I gave him an arbitrary birthday of January 1, never thinking that I would get a bunch of birthday greetings.
I am grateful and appreciative for them.
They are a reminder to me about the good and kind people in this world, not that this is limited to those who share the aforementioned greetings.
That is certainly not a requirement for goodness or kindness.
I don’t update this blog or the Jack Steiner Facebook page with the same regularity I used to.
That is not news to those of you who have stuck it out here.
Most of the updates go to the other places and I don’t know if I see that changing.
Nor do I know if that means I am going to shut this down or wrap it into the other blogs.
It is too important and has too much meaning to me, but I do know I am thinking hard about what I ought to do.
Am considering whether to continue to keep this standing as it is or make changes.
There won’t be any rash decisions made on New Years day, but not because of the date but because I need to think hard about what I want and what I need to do.
This place is similar to the others but it has a different feel and audience and probably a bigger footprint.
That is because it has been around a lot longer and when I had more time it received an awful lot of attention.
Maybe it will again, we shall see.
In the interim, Happy New Year to you All and may this be our finest year ever.