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Here is my first post!

I have finally gotten around to starting this blog.
I am looking forward to fine tuning my writing skills (and YOUR writing skills) . I do not want this blog to be like many that are one sided. Please participate, because it is boring to talk to yourself, or a wall, or a blog that no one ever reads!

One of my goals for 2006 is to create a stronger internet presence.
I live in a very remote part of kentucky and do not have internet at my house. I want to develop a workflow that allows me to keep my website, groups, blogs as close to real-time as possible. With the help of public libraries, hotspots, and friend’s broadband, it is possible.

I am also going to make my webpage web standard compliant.
Basicaly, I will have to completely re-write my site, BUT it will be easy to update and it will work on any number of browser, machines, etc. I have ordered a book called “bulletproof web design”. If you have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

I am continuing the traditional get fit resolution.
After running 2 marathons, i have become a full fledged madman. I am training for my 3rd which will be Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon. My goal is to complete the 26.2 mile race in less than 4 hours. This requires a strict regimen of running, exercise, diet and more running. Of course, i am interested in any fittness type discussions.

So, what about YOU?
I would like to hear what kind of resolutions you have made for the new year. Just think, if you share your resolutions with an audience, your chances for success are greater!

Thanks for Visiting (and posting)
I am going to try and post once a week, so please bookmark this blog and tell your friends!

have a great week

4 thoughts on “Here is my first post!

  1. Kenny, I have been taking a fine art appreciation course this semester for my BS degree. I have to critique paintings, music and plays. So far I am enjoying this class. I went to see Lion King and I was great! I am not painting as much as I would like to but a least I am painting. My new year goals are to enjoy my classes, paint more, exercise more and enjoy life!

  2. Hey! One of my new year’s resolutions is to listen to more music. And by more I mean not just more quantity, but also to explore a broader range of music. At the risk of sounding like an advertisement, I have signed up for Napster which has a ton of radio stations you can listen to and also lets you download unlimited songs and transfer them to your portable MP3 player for only $14.95 a month. The downside was that I had to sign up for a one year membership in order to get a free MP3 player that is compatible with their Napster To Go subscription (I could have bought the same player for $70 if I did want to make the one year comittment). There are only a limited number of MP3 players that are compatible with the program. Apparrently it has something to do with some coding that they use in order to prevent you from copying the files to any other locations other than your portable player. Anyway, I am very excited about the huge amount of music that is now at my disposal.

  3. My New Year’s resolution is to try to finish my paper on George Ohr (the Mad Potter of Biloxi, Miss.), and give a presentation on same next fall in New Zealand or Australia on a continuing education trip. George E. Ohr of his “Pot-OHR-e” was one of the country’s first “art” potters. His throwing was as thin as Randall Reid’s porcelain bowls at Mom’s. (The Folk Art Shop for those who don’t know Bertha.) He was noted for his exuberance and self proclaimation of being the best potter in the world. He had some acclaim at the 1885 World’s Fair in New Orleans. He later helped as one of the potters who threw for the Newcomb College students to decorate. We now know those pots a “Newcomb Pottery” and very pricy they are too. He refused to sell his one of a kind “Mud Babies” because people would not give him the price he wanted. Now they run in the thousands of dollars for authenticated pieces.

  4. Sounds like a fun way to work on your BS
    I miss the critique part of college. I love discussing art. Hopefully, I can use this blog as a place for creative discussions. If there is a piece you would like to discuss, maybe there is a way we could post it on the blog. I’ll look into it!

    i love music, and a broad range. I listen to Sirius radio in my studio, and wonder how I ever got along without it. I have been playing guitar, and lately have been listening to the coffehouse (acoustic) station. Too bad you can’t share the tunes. I’d love a copy of ‘Mr. Jones’ by counting crows. It’s kind of complicated to sing and play.

    George Ohr is one of my favorites! When you finish the paper, i would like to read it when you publish. I admire Georges individuality. He followed his own path and crossed the line between craft and fine art. Sounds like a great project!

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