Somehow, they find me.
The same way I find them, probably.
Stumbling over a familiar name, I follow virtual footprints across the web: old bulletin board posts, comments on other people’s web journals, long-abandoned pages on MySpace and Facebook. And soon, there is my long lost friend–a current email address, an active blog. Contact.
Not too long ago, an old pal from high school, Scott Garner, showed up in my comment section and we’ve been having fun getting reconnected. Scott has his own blog, which he describes as “pop culture, sports, beer, literature, zen, motorcycles, bad advice, photography, music, and occasional entertainment.” I can vouch for the entertainment, although I’ll admit that my attention drifts a bit when the discussion turns to sports. If they’re not on my fantasy football team, I don’t know who they are.
Anyway, Scott, in the fervor of rediscovered acquaintance and under the influence of a cloud of nostalgia, asked me to participate in a blog feature he calls “Meet the Faculty.” Basically, it’s a conversation between friends, but blog readers get to listen in. Our series of emails back and forth have been reconfigured in interview form and broken up into a series of blog posts.
You’ll find the first installment HERE.
I don’t promise to be witty, intelligent, or even comprehensible, but I can assure you I was long-winded.