In late 1800’s, the vision of William Hammond Hall led the transformation of sand dunes in Western San Francisco into today’s Golden Gate Park. Hall’s conviction was so great that he went against the recommendation of Frederick Law Olmsted – the father of NY Central Park. That is how most great projects begin. Someone dreams it, you face daunting obstacles, but eventually the dream comes into fruition if you want it bad enough.
That anecdote just felt appropriate for today’s first blog post. Not that this project is anything like the undertaking of creating a public park for San Francisco. Personally though it is daunting.
Much like a television pilot whose writing staff is trying to find itself, I cannot confirm the cadence, the voice or consistent theme of this blog. Much like adolescence, the maturation of this platform will be a bit clumsy and painful to watch. Much like myself, the blog will be funny, non sequitur, and occasionally askew. All I can ask is for your patience and trust.
J.D. Salinger in The Catcher in the Rye recommended, “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” In producing this blog I seem to be in direct violation of his beliefs. Well so be it. Sic Infit… and so it begins. I read the CliffsNotes for The Catcher in the Rye anyway.