Feb. 7th, 2010

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I've continued on down the blogging path. Obviously I'm having far too much fun with this.

Yesterday I registered a new domain: hogjowls.com, after trying out various possibilities such as lookingforamerica.com and tastingamerica.com etc. Even shufti.com was taken.

So I've gotten an eight letter domain name, which is pretty good, considering there's a domain name registered every five seconds or so.

The idea is based on something that's been running through my head for a long while. I've loved and looked forward to my travel trips for a long while. Especially to America, where I've had so many great times.

I listen to the Simon and Garfunkel song America. It's beautiful, it's intriguing, it's a metaphor for life:
"Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together."
"I've got some real estate here in my bag."
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America


Walking off to look for America. What a concept. What a vast task. Or a simple one.

This is going to be my travel blog. Not a list of what flights I took and what places I staid. No, this will be a collection of snapshots of places and meals and songs and snippets of history. Maybe others will like it, maybe I can attract other writers to contribute. Maybe it will end up as a rich, spicey, gumbo stew of American tasty treats.

My first post kind of explains the whole concept, based on a recent visit to a cafe in Missouri.

I've based it on the Lifestyle theme from StudioPress, powered by WordPress. Such a rich, easy, powerful, flexible blogging environment.

As are my other blogs:
Sunnybank74.com - my memories of high school and the early Seventies, based on an upcoming reunion.
OneMoreFare.com - my taxi blog
Skyring.com.au - my catch-all journal, and serial novel. I'll see if I can find a way of linking to the posts in the other blogs.

I'll start off a world travel blog for other experiences outside the USA and Canada later on. Have to find a good domain name for that.

Yes, I'm kind of spreading myself thin here, but diffuse blogs don't work. Using the same environment for all makes it easy. And, most of all, it's fun.

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