For the last three weeks or so, I’ve been only publishing here once a week or so. Instead of daily or near-daily posts, I’ve been publishing the entire week, all seven days worth, at once. This weekly delay allows me to edit, reflect, and concentrate on other aspects of my busy life, but still showcase what I’ve been working on and thinking about. When read at a later date by an uninformed viewer, it would appear that I blogged every day, but since I can edit the dates and times of every blog entry, I only need to publish once a week. In doing so, I’ve realized how malleable digital time can be. I frequently hide old posts or edit them when I find misspellings and grammatical errors (there are plenty!) . The way I see it, this geovisual scrapbook is an ever-evolving digital presence that reflects aspects my life that I feel worthy of documenting, and more importantly, aspects of my life that I want remembered for later. There is sooooo much that I don’t share here and I’ve considered having a separate public blog to showcase other dimensions of my life, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll do it when it when the time comes. I’m still an American citizen without a formal voice in the affairs of my geography and maybe when that Juneteenth comes (if it ever comes in my lifetime) this website will become public. After all, time is malleable. In the meantime*, I’ll still be tweaking aspects of this scrapbook and will continue to be publishing content as time permits.
*never thought of the linguistic underpinnings of the word “meantime” – does time exist on a bell-curve and the present, or meantime, represent the apex of the curve? Maybe, but I posit that the curve for this website is different. By withholding this website’s digital content, I know the future is yet to be fully written because there are two potential futures: underground & above ground. This website’s unlisted nature makes it a de-facto underground website and because of this the ability to access content is severely limited by design (essentially, a future of little outside discovery). If I were to remove the robots exclusion protocol and allow Google and other search engines catalog my content, an entirely different future is possible. I will do my best to refrain from using the word “meantime” from now on….
I decided to move above ground on the one year anniversary of an internationally syndicated article about me and this website.