I feel strangely compelled at the inception of this blog to pontificate a la a dedication of a new monument or the groundbreaking for a new hospital. Since I don’t have any hopes for this blog in a commercial sense I must admit right now that this blog, and what I write, isn’t really for you the reader. It’s for me. In part it’s a kind of therapy. It’s the outlet for all those things, that because of concern for people’s sensibilities and my sense of what constitutes politeness, I have left unsaid. It’s also, one day, for my children. A kind of legacy I leave them so that they may know more about my life’s journey one day.