I started blogging back around 2004. I joined an online community named Yahoo 360 as a way to socialize and as an escape from a life that I had not yet claimed. I met some men and women who taught me very valuable lessons about living, loving, being honest, and expressing myself. I am still intimately connected to some of the people I met there. Others, like people in my life, have gone on, but left their lessons with me. They were seeds that I both hated and nourished. Those seeds manifested as thoughts, at times. Those thoughts were captured in real time in my personal blog. You can read those thoughts and the evolution of my perspective here.