Welcome to 2014 and to a new blog, Constructing a Life. Please read my About section if you want to know my motivation for starting this blog. In the mean time, it is New Year’s Day and no matter how you feel about football, the Rose Bowl is on. I am not a huge football fan, but I do like a couple of college teams, Mizzou and Michigan to be specific. And watching the Rose Bowl is a good way to spend some time on the first day of the year.
One thing that will certainly be a feature of this journey took no time in letting itself be known. In my efforts to construct a life for myself, there are going to be days when my best laid plans will go screaming off into the trees. The plans for today included cooking out on the grill and having a wonderful dinner. Before you begin to wonder about my sanity, I should point out that I live in Florida and the weather is quite conducive to being outdoors this time of year. Unfortunately, I was not able to rise to the occasion today, so dinner was pizza delivery. Grilling will have to wait until tomorrow. As will my plans to regale you with tales of various wonderful tidbits that will hopefully emerge from my grill tomorrow.
Food is definitely something that will be featured here on a regular basis. I am a serious foodie. Fair warning. I follow several food blogs. I subscribe to several food magazines. I watch a significant amout of food related TV such as Food Network, Cooking Channel and the PBS cooking shows. I also cook as much as I can. If you are familiar with my Facebook page, you will be familiar with my penchant for taking pictures of what I cook and sharing those photos online. I expect that will continue here.
I am also a musician and composer, so music will also be large part of what I do here. My plans are to write, record and release new music this year, and writing about that process certainly falls under the intent of this blog. Computer problems have plagued me and prevented me from being able to create much music over the last year, but my wonderful wife bought me a new computer for Christmas, so I am confidant that new music is on the horizon.
Besides food and music, almost any subject will be fair game. I have broad interests, and I plan to write about as many things as I can that contribute to me being being able to construct this life. This is a new adventure for me, and I am hoping that if you are reading this, you will come along.
Happy New Year.