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Year-End Update

The conventional wisdom reads that 2016 sucked, and I’m not about to challenge that. It wasn’t great for me personally, wasn’t great for the world. I don’t think I need to elaborate about why it wasn’t great, so a few things before we cast this refuse off and proceed uncertainly into the future:

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One Year Out

Yesterday was apparently one year since I took this blog public. Initially I had planned to cross-post with its older Blogger counterpart throughout early 2015, wind down the Blogger site gradually, introduce content exclusive to this blog, and have the Blogger as an archive (with a tasteful goodbye post overlooking it all) by midyear.

As they are wont to do, the best-laid plans of mice and men went agley. I did get the first post (a remembrance of Charles M. Schulz) up to both sites, but that is the last post on the old site. And I’ve got two or so goodbye posts saved as drafts.

But a year later, I’m here. I’m alive. I no longer own a suit, and I’m no longer active in Model UN, so I have Valentine’s Day weekend free to mope and write. And I need a haircut. Again. So I’ve got that going for me.

And once again I’m considering things. Earlier last month, I bought my own domain name and started a website—not a blog, an honest-to-god, for-real website with a homepage and everything. I’m very excited by this rather vague venture. But there’s as yet a distinct lack of content. To remedy that, I’m considering the following plan:

  1. will for the moment remain a standalone site, which will link to; so will Maple Street.
  2. I’ll be deleting the “Alex Writes” site, which I never uploaded anything to and is now presumably redundant.
  3. At some point in the medium-to-distant future I’ll fold CTR into my personal site as its “blog.”
  4. In a few minutes, I’m going to bed because I can no longer type straight.
  5. I’ll likely delete every post before March-April of 2014 from this particular site. Just so we’re clear.
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