My son, Michael, has helped me through the process of setting up this site.  I hope that part of his motivation is that interesting conversations may emerge.

Correspondence has changed in its media.  In my basement are letters to family and friends from college days, barely legible, but well-intentioned.  I have spent many hours reading and composing email.  Those communications are not in my basement; I did not realize how evanescent they might be.  I have learned to use web sites to share images with friends and family, but it is difficult to respond in kind.  Perhaps this site will allow friends and family to share thoughts and ideas, while preserving the thread of the correspondence.