I recently read this post by Nathan Marz, which I found through HackerNews. He outlines a couple benefits of blogging (and, more generally, writing), that I found insightful. I had been tossing around the concept of putting up a personal site and a blog, so this was a nice little kick to go ahead and do it. On top of that, Pam and I leave for a 16 day trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe on Saturday, and I thought this blog would be a good way to share the details of our trip. I've tried (read:failed) my hand at blogging a time or two before, but hopefully this time it sticks. With that, welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy.