Yep, one year of trying to entertain, share and have a good time online. I started the blog last April for a few reasons. Among them, I've spent the better part of 40 years soaking up information and experiences...helping form a lot of opinions and, hopefully, some useful knowledge to pass on. With that in mind, I just figured it's time to start putting something back out there instead of mostly just absorbing it.
Another reason was that in my job I am increasingly using online social media to communicate, and I figured that diving into blogging would help me better understand that world.
In any case, based on my experience so far, I'm going to keep going.
To celebrate this first anniversary, I've put together a "best of" set of articles from the 117 posts to The Western Front blog over the last 12 months. I've grouped these into the categories of Music, Politics, Travel/Food, Photography, Opinion/Observations and Movies. I hope you enjoy reading or re-visiting some of these posts...
- Bad Economy = Better Music?
- Glasvegas Concert Review
- 2008 Concert Reviews
- Five Albums You Should Get
- Three Songs You Should Check Out
- Creating A "Genesis-Neutral World"
- How I Know Obama's Plan Will Work
- Tea-Baggers: Hypocrites, Rubes or Both?
- Who Is To Blame For the Current Crisis?
- What You Can't See in Shanghai Is What You Can See at Wal-Mart and on Wall Street
- McCain Dusts Off "Socialist" Charge
- May the Best Perception Win
- Goodbye to the Worst U.S. President Ever
- A Link to My Flickr Photostream Sets
- The Seattle Times Runs One of My Photographs
- The Spookiest Picture We've Ever Seen
- Wine Pictures
- New Mexico Pictures
- Vietnam and Cambodia Pictures
- Educational Publisher to Use One of My Pictures
- Of Football, Fans, the Flag and a Guy Named Tits
- It's Not A Sport If...
- Time for Pirate Radio Again?
- Is Pollution An Olympic Sport?
- There's An A-Hole In Every Crowd (Sometimes Two)
- 20 Things I Am Thankful For
- My Un-American Fourth of July
- The Passing of a Great Man
- Marc's 2008 Year In Review