Going back is always interesting. This last Friday night marked the 10th anniversary of my high school senior year homecoming football game. In honor of the occasion, classmates organized a reception and special seating at the game. Since I had not seen a lot of these people in over 9 years, I decided it would be cool to stop by and see who would show up.
Last week, I got an opportunity to participate in a recruiting trip to my undergraduate alma mater. It’s been over three years since I walked across the stage in my cap and gown, eager to get to the next chapter in my life. Since then, I’ve visited campus a few times. Every time I go, things reach out and catch on my memory rather like leaves catching on my clothing as I walk through a forest. This post is about those leaves and how some of them can be so unexpected.
Well, here it is: my second will-be post. You might have noticed that the first post has had a bit of time to age. It was actually posted on domesticat.net to begin with, but since it’s the most coherent and expressive piece of writing I’ve done lately, I decided that it would make a good first post. With that taken care of, now I’m working on clearing my head of all the writing ideas I’ve had over the last month or so. My first one has been rolling around in my head for a while, and it’s actually rather the flip-side of Learning to Be a Fan.
Welcome to Sliding Constant. This post deserves a bit of a preface. I wrote this little essay in November of 2000… before I ever knew that there was going to be a “Sliding Constant”. I held onto this knowing that it would be the first post of any web log I started. As it turns out, the post ended up partially inspiring the whole concept for the site. I hope you enjoy.