Wasn't it Socrates who, as the hemlock drew nigh his lips, said: "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member"? Or was that Groucho?
I guess it really doesn't matter. Because today's chat is not about either one of them.
It is to welcome a new member to the Republic of Blogdom. If blogging is anything, it is egalitarian. All you need is a computer and a bit of bandwidth.
It also helps if you are witty, a good writer, and one of those personalities for whom people will carve out a bit of their day to spend a bit of time with you. My pal Kim meets the bill.
You have already met him. He comments as "Kim G from Boston" on my blog. I call him Mr. P.S. -- because of his signature sign off that could give Oscar Wilde a run for his pounds sterling.
Kim has launched a blog. And it is about time. You may have already noticed it in in my blogroll on the right. It has been there several days. El Gringo Suelto: Musings from Boston, Mexico City, and Beyond!
He is in the process of finding his voice. I understand what he is going through. I was still in Salem when I started writing my blog -- even though I knew I was soon headed to Mexico.
Kim is in the same position. He is in Boston -- but well on his way south.
I appreciated the bloggers who gave me a kick start several years ago. And I gladly carry on the tradition with Kim.
Visit his blog. Comment. You will enjoy the trip.