Much like the frog on the proverbial lilly pad who being only partially emersed in the pond itself is able from his perch to observe and respond to passing items of interest, so this blog has come to be. My intent from the outset is not to proactively "blog", but to have the means by which I might respond to the many blogs I do follow. Perhaps the future will find this proclivity of mine changed, and I willingly plunge into the murky waters of self expression. But for the present . . . Ribbit!