Roman Sturgis Take care of each other and make good decisions.

November 30, 2008

Where have I been, where am I going?

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 9:17 am

Sorry to be out of touch. I’ve been in India, and then back in Chiang Mai catching up and hosting a sister-in-law.

Travel writing from Delhi and Kerala coming soon.

And some news: Laura and I are planning on coming back to the States in March so she can start graduate school. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to enrolling in a few courses at Georgetown Tech to start building some skills for a green collar business.

November 9, 2008

Is blogging dead?

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 1:32 am

I read a few articles today that claim the A-list bloggers have become main-stream media because they have turned into essentially small-shop online opinion newspapers. Teams of writers are used so that content can be added on a regular basis and lots of advertising graphics clutter the page in order to maximize profits. One parallel that was drawn is the death of PDAs and the absorption of the PDA functions into mobile phones. The analogy for the web would be Facebook, which has taken on a lot of the qualities that personal live-journal-type blogs had originally. Most of the blogs on the web are dormant: 94% of the 133 millions blogs that Technorati has indexed since 2002, leaving only 1.5 million blogs that have posted in the last seven days. is one of them.

Read more here and here.

I think of as part journal, part op-ed, part fiction publication. It’s the fastest, cheapest, least intrusive way I can think of to share my projects with the world, if anyone out there even gives a damn. Personally, I kind of like the idea that fewer people are blogging about their passions. It means that those that continue to do so are a little more special.

In that spirit, I’d like to share with you three blog links that I think are pretty neat.

The first is my friend Elliott, who gave up a high-paying job on Wall St. in January of 2008 to pursue his passion: cooking.

And this is my friend Jessica, who is a sound recorder who lives in her car: Jessica has actually been living out of her car for closer to two years, so she’s a bit like Thoreau, except her Walden Pond is Southern California and beyond.

Finally, my friend Jim, who is living in Southern Spain, and whose travel writing has continued to get better and better:

November 5, 2008

It is done

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 1:20 am

I was unable to sleep well last night and often crept out of bed, trying not to wake my wife, to check the news online. This morning I rode my bike to the U.N. Irish Pub where expats were gathering to watch the results come in.

Lots of goosebumps today.

November 2, 2008

Home and Garden Section 3

Filed under: Blog — Roman @ 4:12 am

Section three of the novella. Enjoy.

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