Impermanence

The biggest obstacle to my creative output and projects over the last few years has been a stubborn dedication to producing new things that will 1) last forever and 2) be perfect out of the box. I take some solace in the fact that I’m not alone in this. Lots of software developers obsess over ways for everybody to keep every bit of information forever.

I have a virtual graveyard of not-quite-failed Github projects and hundreds of gigabytes of pictures and text squirreled away that nobody will see any time soon because I haven’t quite figured out the best way to present everything in a way that will stand the test of time on the web.

Most of my creative energy is coming out in pithy comments on Twitter or somewhat more thoughtful pieces stuck in the walled garden of my Facebook profile that only my 352 closest acquaintances can read. The only way to fix this is to set myself up a virtual empty notebook with a limited number of pages.

So today I’m declaring an experiment in embracing impermanence by giving this blog an end date. I’m going to commit to writing here until December 24, 2016. On that day I’ll look back over this project and if it isn’t prospering, delete it or turn it into a static archive with no regrets.

Between now and then I hope to be writing here about my exciting adventures in parenthood, local topics, Freemasonry, software development, personal finance, and anything else that comes to mind. Plus for the first few weeks I’ll be leaving the comments open as an experiment and welcome everybody’s feedback!