I am always curious about why people visit this space. I can only speculate that for some it is to see what type of nonsense I am sharing with the world on any given day. For others it’s the best way to stay in touch with me since I am over a thousand miles away from friends and family. Perhaps for some, it is the curiosity of wondering what it like is to be a person of color in one of the whitest states in the US.

Today though, I am flipping the script, turning the tables and I want to know about you.  How are you? Who are you? What brings you here?  I have been plodding away in this space for the past five years (Zoinks! There are marriages that don’t last that long) and while there are a handful of readers who I have gotten to know over the years, I realize there are many more who I don’t know at all.

Writing a personal memoir style blog is an interesting experience to say the least. As a now offline friend who met me through this blog said during our initial meeting “I feel like I know so much about you but you know nothing about me.” It’s true and I want to change that. I have been an avid reader of blogs for many years, for me reading a personal blog is like walking down the street and seeing the windows open into the middle of a living space and just standing and peering in, not sneakily but not fully invited either. Looking into someone’s window allow us to know certain things but many other things we are just speculating about.

I admit that after writing in this space for the past five years, I often find myself wondering when the end will come. Is there a point that I should just call it a wrap? However as someone who always has something to say, it seems no sooner than I ask myself that question, suddenly I have a million things to write about but never enough time to do so.

On this lazy, hazy Friday though, I want to know about you. If you are a regular or semi-regular reader, I would love to know what keeps you coming back. If you think there is something that I could be doing better, I would even like to know that too.

Until the next post, keep passing the open windows and stay cool.