Cogito, ergo blogito
Those of you familiar with the Baconian 6 degrees of separation matrix (the methodology of connecting Kevin Bacon to every other Actor in Hollywood) should be made aware that here in Whateverpeg that ratio is down to about 2 degrees.
For instance back in ’82 a young intern named Leonard_Asper , now the President and CEO of Canwest Global Communications Corp., drove me around in a CKND TV van on shoots and came over to my house for the occasional liquid lunch: a swim in the pool.
I was a TV Writer and Producer and he was on his way to University in the Fall and of course destined to inherit the family business. Today Leonard couldn’t pick me out of a police lineup as our paths rarely seem to cross.
Back in ’94 I watched the Rolling Stones perform while sitting in the elevated comfort of the VIP booth next to the Promoter Sam_Katz . The ‘mystery’ row of seats stamped on our tickets did not exist and an exasperated security guard (Biker) having moved us three times finally escorted my goodladywife and I into the best seats in the house. Seated directly in front of us the opening act..some guy named Colin_James.
It was like a scene out of Forrest Gump!
Although I worked for a Developer who was a close friend of Sam and had met him on several occasions he too would be hard pressed to identify me..Sam Katz is the now the Mayor of Whateverpeg and I don't get down to City Hall very often..
These days the only celebrity who COULD pick me out of a Police Lineup is David Bergen and on Saturday night we sat together and watched our daughters perform at the Senior Professional Dance Program.
Dave, is now a reluctant but bona fide celebrity but back in College during the late 70s Dave was a very quiet, tall, and charming fellow… basically the polar opposite of me.
He doesn’t appear to have changed one iota despite his well deserved success .. and they say that nice guys finish last ((pffft!)).
Anyway last night before, during and after the performance I nattered incessantly to Dave and his lovely wife about Blogging.
As we were departing we speculated about organizing another little reunion with other classmates from Red Reefer Community College. Most of my former classmates are REAL writers and that includes another local celebrity my little buddy Within Without @ Snippets .
OK I’ll wrap this up…
On the way home it occurred to me that I was talking to a REAL writer, an award winning accomplished Author no less, about Blogging as if it was REAL ‘writing’.
As of February 18th I will have been Blogging for exactly one year. HUZZAH!
I told Dave that Blogging was like publishing your own Magazine…completely free to divulge personal information, rant about hobbies, politics, religion, post pictures of your cat or whatever. I also mentioned that the best part about Blogging was getting to know and exchange ideas with other people from every corner of the globe... and all without having to sell a single Ad or answer to an editorial board or publisher.
Now I am not comparing this experience to the art of painstakingly assembling a ‘heart breaking work of staggering genius’ but Blogging can be rewarding and totally fun!
Most of my 315 postings were rubbish but I enjoyed discovering things about myself and meeting sentient beings from points unknown.
I may be placing Descartes before ‘des horse’ but the translation of his famous philosophical statement
“Cogito, ergo sum/I think, therefore I am”
(or as he said,"Je pense, donc je suis") could be updated for the 21st Century to include Blogging
Cogito, ergo blogito which loosley translates to Pig Latin as
ereforethay Iyay ogblay
I think that Blogging is writing..