A Letter from Chris

Some thoughts about this site and why it’s here

10516843_10152395925029234_3547586388333112555_nHELLO. Welcome to my personal website and blog. My entire life in a box – call it self storage.

Work matters are one focus of this site – and those pages are designed with commerce in mind – but the rest of it is play. I’d call it a sandbox, but it’s not 1995. Of course, work and play are the same things these days… unless you’re a brain surgeon or an obstetrician. Or most other jobs, now I come to think about it. Or unemployed. (OK: scrap that.)

I like to imagine that I offer a different slant on things, and so the design has its own slant too. Too literal? Well, let’s agree to call it ‘wonky’; you might prefer to substitute a different vowel for the ‘o’. But if you just want some perpendicular portal full of clickbait and cats then read the Huffington Post.

Why is some of it written in the third person?

I question that too. The long explanation is that the person I’m writing about on those pages doesn’t exist anymore, and all I’m left with are stories. But the real explanation is that I started writing it that way as a long CV, and never got round to changing it. Either way, the story is the same: truth doesn’t rely on grammatical conventions. And as Mark Twain said, being honest means you don’t have to remember anything.

Some of this site might seem like showing off. That’s not the intention, I’ve just been alive for a long time and I’ve tried to be useful. So, I’m documenting the things I’ve done before they vanish for good. But if it does come across as showing off, then console yourself with the thought that some embarrassing accident is probably lying in wait for me just around the corner. Check out Publishing Tales if you don’t believe me.

Thanks for stopping by. Why not get in touch?


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