Blogs die, blogs come back, new, different, and informed by experience. I've lived a year without doing much technology work or being involved or engaged in the nonprofit technology field. I've lived a year thinking about spirituality and religion, reading sacred texts, and living and talking with people whose lives are centered around the divine, and the heart. I've lived a year knowing that the most important thing in my life is my connection to the divine/ultimate reality/my highest self. I've had a benefit of distance, as well as the benefit of a year of thinking about what's really important to me in life, and what I think is important in the world as we are going to enter some difficult times.
So what is this blog going to be? Think of it as a place where you'll hear hard questions asked, assumptions questioned and technology trends dissected. A place where technology is more about connecting people, than making work more efficient. Where technology is more about making our lives more interesting and creative, instead of making a buck. And, because of that, it will be a place where you'll hear that it might just be better to sit in a room with people than send them email. Or it might be better to throw a fundraiser instead of putting a button on your website. Or better to get up out of our chair, instead of sitting in front of a screen. A place where the default is slowing down, not speeding up, Staying still, not upgrading, a place where less is more.
I've been an early adopter pretty much my whole life, and I have spent an inordinate amount of time in front of computer screens. And part of what you'll hear here is me asking questions of myself. Why is it that I want X that new technology gadget with five gazillion cutting edge features? Why is it that I read fifty gazillion blogs in a day? What does it add to my life? What does technology really add to my life?
I hope that it will provide, at least, some food for thought.