Test Blog

Just testing.  This will eventually be my landing page for different blogs and websites.  For now, just making sure everything's set up correctly.  I want to have one live post, so if you're watching (Hi Monique!), you'll see live progress as I figure out what to write on this first page.

   Ever since Galaxy Quest played in theaters, it's been an inspiration to me. Crewman 6 was the red-shirt who lived.  He was scripted to be an unimportant character who died to prove the situation was serious (in episode 81).  Yet in the context of the movie, Guy Fleegman became an important member of the team, and a permanent character in the ongoing series.
     In one form or another, Crewman6.com has been my domain for 20 years.

Grace Notes - Southern Styling on a Digital Piano

     I used to maintain several blogs, Grace Notes was my labor of love.  Literally, it was my most popular blog, but far too labor-intensive to update as often as it should have been.  After ten years of paying Bluehost a ton of money, it was just too expensive to maintain.  So I cut them out of my will.  Or, at least, stopped wasting so much money.
     Before letting it go... I saved a 'site mirror' of the entire blog, so when the day came, I could recreate it.  But now, half a year later, when it's time to start the grand project, can't find the files.  Searched everywhere, all hard drives, it's gone.  Every other blog saved just fine, but the most important one was gone.  
     That was a shock, but I still have the videos on Youtube, plus the Midi files, sheet music, and most of the work-in-progress text files.  An exact replica website may not be possible, but this could be a blessing in disguise.  A chance to reinvent the vision, update the writing, and maybe take inspiration for future projects.
     Now the day is here.  There's a lot of potential future projects spinning in my mind, but the starting point is Grace Notes.  That's the one that hurt most to lose.  In a few short weeks, Monique and I will be semi-retired.  At a point when we're starting a new chapter in our lives, reclaiming Grace Notes is my symbol of faith restored.  I'm pretty excited to see what happens next.