Welcome to a new day

Thank you for making the trip.

Sunrise somewhere in Huerfano County, Colorado, 17 July 2010.

Photo: ©2010 by the author

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31 thoughts on “Welcome to a new day

  1. I think you nailed the right reason for the exodus in a single sentence:

    “That future is not at ScienceBlogs.”

    That is exactly it. Whether everyone sees it or not, scienceblogs is no longer the future. The baton has passed.

    Congrats on the new digs. Looks like you moved from an apt complex to your own house :-). Looking forward to the continued great writing from you.

  2. Liz, Drug, and Jake – thanks so much for the kind words on the post.

    Rose, I think I owe you a coffee chat for not mentioning you as a major real-life influence and supporter. You make me think harder about how and what I write. Brevity is not yet my trademark, so count me out of radio.

    Z, thanks so much but it is you who is the class act. Glad you liked the pictures but this one is a little out of order: it was taken on the sunrise of the same day as the farewell sunset photo. If I did an authentic job, I would have stayed overnight and taken the sunset pic the next morning. Instead, I headed down to Albuquerque/Santa Fe to see Mom.

    cicely, see! It’s not that hard to comment! You can break your lurking addiction. The first step is admitting the problem. Thanks so much for following me.

    jre, sorry I didn’t stick around long enough to say hello. A real whirlwind this time but we now have a direct flight to Denver on Southwest. Hope to be back again soon.

    Hey Mom! You really are reading me here? Thank you SOOOO much for the fabulous visit. It was such a delight to see you and your beloved on your home turf – or desert, I guess. I’m already hankering for more chiles but it was painful to look at the reading on my scale when I got home. The girls loved their presents from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Many thanks for the warm hospitality – I love you both.

    Tobias – thank you for updating and for the post on Twitter in German. Vielen dank!

    k8, thank you so much for following me and please accept my condolences on the spaghetti squash tragedy. I’m sure the garden will come back fighting.

    John – how lovely to hear from you! I remember your kindness and camaraderie well and feel terrible that four years have passed and I still haven’t made it to Arizona. I got close this weekend, though. You reminded me of your dedication to me of Malcolm Lowry’s, “Unhackled, Drunk, and Mad to Edit”

    http://scienceblogs.com/strangerfruit/2006/08/unhackled_drunk_and_mad_to_edi.php

    Again, friendships with folks like you have expanded my mind and enriched my life.

    Samantha, ’twas a happy thing to see your name in comment moderation. Good to see you here.

    Andrew – no more lurking! Jump in! But big thanks for your lurking dedication.

    Arvind – Thanks, man – I like a lot about WordPress. It’s cleaner and the ability to personalize the sidebars is much easier for a user like me. The only drawback I’ve found so far is that WP does not allow SiteMeter to track referral URLs or search words. Not sure if upgrading to the pay version will help.

      • Hey homie, thanks for the advice to a WP n00b. I also put up recent posts as well. There’s all kinds o’ widgets back there. This is fun.

        I’ll switch my paid SM account to this one but I read something there about WP not supporting Javascript and that’s required for the referral logging. Gotta keep track of where those K2 hits are coming from (although I’d better change the link someone put in a Wikipedia entry)

      • Yup – here’s what they say:

        Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not allow you to add the javascript version of SiteMeter to your pages. That means you won’t be able to track the original URL from which your visitors came before linking to your site. Other things that Site Meter won’t be able to track about your visitors include timezones, keywords, search engines used, screen resolution, screen depth or javascript version.

  3. What a well-written transition post. Looking forward to seeing you on SBM as well.
    Sorry I don’t have an appropriate housewarming plant for the new place, or whatever the appropriate etiquette is.

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