Wednesday, March 11, 2009
It's Not About Me
When I started this blog, I said I would blog for myself. The blog title, Bits and Pieces, would indicate a collection of memories and happenings around me, about me, that form the person that you would know as me. I went through a lot to be here today, and I wanted to tell the stories. Writing about oneself, as it turns out, is difficult. I tried to start with small pieces about my grandparents, as I posted here and here. It became too painful to continue. I am also a notoriously curious person. I am always on the look out for interesting stories around me, poking into other people's business, comparing Jones's with the Smiths and the Ngyuens. In the recent months and years our local publications are becoming as bad if not worse than reality TV shows. Newspapers are literally worthless. Our local magazine, San Jose, is a glossy brochure for the city government and top realtors. I need to quench my thirst. After months of pondering, I pulled my acts together and I hereby present you: Silicon Valley Life The first piece was published today -- How to Make $250K a Year, and Spend it. Click on the About tab to see more information on the magazine. I will need more contributors for content, and I'm still working on the layout so it's more user friendly and provides more information. I hope one day this magazine will be more than a borrowed piece of cyber real estate, and become part of people's lives. I will continue writing on this blog of course. You haven't heard enough about Bucky yet.