Friday, December 5, 2008

So I am going to do this thing

Alright, for years I have been saying that i should get into this whole "blog" thing. For a while I had a thing going over at another site. And I have posted at other blogs, been a member of "on-line" communities, and had a FaceBook Profile.

But the truth is that I have not done with it what I could. It didn't really matter to me. And in a lot of ways it still doesn't. I don't have anything riding on this. I am not pushing a product, a service, or really a point of view. It is just me. There is a reason that I have entitled this thing Rambling Rambles. There is not going to be much of a point. I am not going to use this to go on some wild crusade or to convince you to give me your hard earned money for any reason.

There are a couple of reasons for that. First, I am trying to get another project, that will be doing many of these things, off the ground. It is going tentatively called the Leftist Christian Project. I am working on it with a close friend and we are trying to include some others as well. That will be the focused, "serious" space. We are pushing for a go live date of January 20, 2009.

The second reason for this just being is that I know me. If I try and force something "great" to happen, I won't do anything. So I am going to let it be what it is. Hopefully, someone somewhere, will get something out of it. Maybe this will grow and get bigger and bigger and become something great. Maybe it will just be my friends that read it. But it will be.

This is a time of year that seems to bring a lot of stress to people. I don't really understand it, to be honest. Christmas has never had that effect on me. However, I will be dealing with some of this later on in the season.

I do want to close with this, however. This is the season that we Christians call Advent. It is the beginning of the Christian Liturgical year and a time of preperation. It is a time that we should learn to focus on and meditate during, instead of loosing it by rushing head long for Christmas proper. Expectation. That is what Advent is about. Expectation.

Let us learn to Expect Something.