“I’m looking for people who are at the cutting edge of what they do, who think out-of-the-box. Even if their work is something common today, it might have been absolutely new when they started out, so we’d like to hear of their beginnings.”– Lakshmi Pratury (TED India)

Don’t many of us look at New Year’s Day as the seed of new beginnings?  There’s a feeling of starting over.  We forgive our own past mistakes, and hopefully those of other people. We vow to move forward with life.  This is where some folks write out a list of New Year’s resolutions.  And a few of us actually follow through with our promises.

A simple promise to myself was the beginning of bluejayblog. I promised to keep my modest, journalistic writing skills fresh and to perhaps expand on them.  At the same time, I decided to add the flavor of opinion/editorial pieces, but from a positive rather than a critical viewpoint.  This approach has never meant that I’d let go of my hard-learned skeptical methods.

My parents and teachers suffered through my boundless curiosity about any and all things.  It’s a habit I haven’t been able to break.  Not that I have the desire to do so.  This is why my subject matter can vary from week to week and day to day.  I like to share my intense love of history, scientific discoveries, arcane topics, and my own sense of spirituality with any and all who care to read it.  I’m satisfied if I have but one reader with whom to share my tidbits.  I’m overwhelmed to have people from many nations, around the world, check in with me from time to time.

It’s your interest that gives me a boost.  Knowing that others have even a passing interest in what I have to write about is added motivation.  It’s nice to know I can connect with so many of you. If you decide to investigate something off the beaten track because of something you read here, my work will not be in vain.

Before this simple holiday greeting becomes maudlin, I will just pass along my hopes and wishes that you have a wonderful and joyful year of good beginnings ahead of you.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes John Denham: “Youth, what man’s age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Beginnings

  1. jaksichja says:

    Have a good year! Peace–

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