M is for March-In-Meatspace

Projects-in-the-worksYou may have notice that March was a very quiet (crickets) month hereabouts. It was the slowest month in the seven year history of this blog. As such, I can’t help but feel that I owe an explanation for these events. March was spent focused on events in meatspace.

I suppose the term “meatspace” is by now archaic. The term “cyber”space has certainly been devalued, most especially since part of it was coopted by CBS into their newest CSI franchise. Whatever the case with the linguistics, I spent most of March engaged in things that involved getting away from my desk and dealing with real people in the physical world.

When I left Pixel Power in the spring of 2013 part of my plan was to become more engaged in the local community. For many years my work life involved so much travel that I had been unable to commit to such activities. Since then quite the opposite is true. I need such engagements to keep me from going stir crazy in the home office.

As the month got underway we saw the start of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. This year I was a volunteer on the Champion Wine Garden Committee, which was both a lot of work and great fun, with a great group of people. I look forward to doing that again next year.

Toward the end of the month we had some visiting family from Canada. They took the opportunity presented by spring break to escape the frozen North for a week. In contrast to their location, by the end of March Houston was consistently enjoying temperatures in the 70+ F range. Their visit was a rare treat for us as well.

Now that these things are past, I am reminded of something from Douglas Adams, “We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.” In my case that means that dozen or so posts & reviews (some pictured here) that I have still in notation or draft form. Clearly, I have work to do. Onward.