News: In the Beginning

In the Beginning

All great things of this world have a beginning.  In the hopes that this will be one of those things, we here begin.

On the drive home today I was thinking about how much I love food.  I wondered if love was too strong a word.  As I put it shoulder to shoulder with many other things in my life, I found it continued to stand above and everything else started to meander around "like."  I like technology.  I like games.  I like organizing things.  I like camping.  I like hunting.  I like many things.  But all of those things vie for a similar area of attention.  They all pull on a similar part of me.  But food...  Food evokes some different feeling.

I think it akin to music.  Some who know me know that music stirs me like little else.  With the exception of a few genre's, I find beauty in most forms of music.  The clouds have a similar affect.  Rain is in that group.  These are things that I find intense beauty in but can't quite get my fingers around it.  I just experience it and enjoy it when I can.

Maybe that's why food is different.  I love food end-to-end, literally.  I love fish, head to tail.  I love chicken, body and innards.  I love crab butter and I love crab meat.  I love beef... well I'll just stick with the regular parts for now.  Can't say I've been too inclined to eat those innards.  I love the idea of catching food, cleaning it, preparing it, cooking it, presenting it and eating it.  I can't say off the top of my head if there is a favorite in that process.  The culmination of all those parts stirs me (pun intended).

And so today I drove home while pondering the words of my friend and co-worker Ray right before he signed off for the day: "ps- we need to start a food blog :-)"

It was the "we" that really caught my attention.  I like the idea of blogging.  But I don't like the pressure of it.  Blogging comes with the pressure of making a name for yourself, networking with other bloggers, always having catching content, getting hits on your blog, posting regular updates.  I don't have time for that.  I have a full time job.  I have a part time job.  I have a wife.  I have life.  I don't need another master.

But the idea of "we" enticed me.  It made me think about a blog where it wasn't about me, it was truly about food.  A place where friends and family could join in and share their stories and experiences.  A place where folks could come for occasional inspiration or inspire others.  A community about food.  Yeah... I have time for community.

Thanks to another friend, Bryan, it seems this place might exist.  All it needs is a jump start.  The idea itself needs no personality, no face, no name.  It need only be known by what it is about: food.

So here we go.  Into the dark abyss of blogging, but not.  To a world of food, community and fun.  Eat, drink and be merry off the content found here.  Be inspired and share your inspiration.  Join me as we try to make something new, but not really.  It's always been there in our hallway conversations at work.  Chats with friends catching up.  In the conversation at family gatherings.

Now it has a home--a world to call it's own:

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