Janken Strategies

Chess is highly touted as a game of strategy played by intellectuals, but this is not the game that was used between Christie’s and Sothersby’s to decide who would be involved in auctioning off 10 million dollars worth of art:

I used to post, frequently and passionately

You may have noticed that I no longer post to the Higo Blog like I used to. Since I started work at the aquarium, much of my energy has been put into starting up a blog at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and it’s been a much larger challenge than I had ever suspected. Blogging has become work, and so when I get home, I don’t often feel like posting about much of anything.
This makes me sad, because I am posting things on an internal blog that only a very few people will ever have access to. Meanwhile, this blog is starving for posts and new content.
So why this post, today?
A co-worker gave me a picture book of Kumamoto, and looking at it transported me back to another lifetime when I lived in my mountain village, Ubuyama. This prompted me to take a long look at my successors’ blogs, and then my own, to remember what has slipped to the back of my mind.
I’m re-reading my posts from my time in Japan, and realize that I used to love to post. I was once a prolific blogger. There was a time where I would come home and look forward to concentrating my thoughts and pictures into a post. I would think of things that I wanted to post about the future and it became something that I really enjoyed.
I need to take some time to re-evaluate what this weblog means to me, and what I want to post here, and I think the best way to do that will be to start editing my blog from the beginning. As I brush up older posts, I hope to find inspiration to start writing and shooting again.
Or maybe I just need to move abroad again…