Hello and welcome to Fessic’s tiny corner of the web. Perhaps it would be best to talk first about this Blog, which…it turns out, isn’t entirely about blogging. You might think of it more as a small website, hosted by the good folks here at WordPress. What is this site about? Well, a lot of things actually; but mostly it’s a place where I can share a little of myself with you, especially as it relates to things I care about. To become familiar with this blog is to know me (the real me, despite the pseudonym). Everything is broken into two main areas: The topic Categories where I do most of my writing, and the Single Page Lists, down to the right. Subscribing to the RSS feed will deliver the occasional blog entry to your Feed Reader of choice. Blog posts however are entirely separate from the Favorites Lists, which are static web pages – and best viewed here on WordPress.
You may notice that my writing tempo is somewhat sporadic as I don’t write to maintain a schedule. Rather, I do so when the mood strikes, when I’m feeling passionate about a topic or issue, or just feel like sharing my thoughts. Otherwise I may sneak in just to update one of the lists. Whenever I update a Favorites list the date (inside the post) will serve as a hint that something new has been added. By the way, each Single Page List to the right can be individually bookmarked.
It isn’t the most elegant arrangement I know, but this has become a comfortable platform for me and that translates into something I’m more likely to keep going in the long run.
About this Fessic fellow: Let your mind transport you back to the year 1988, and a memorable scene from the movie “Big,” the one where the character “Josh” is in the huge toy store with his pal Billy. Grown-up Josh ends up unwittingly performing a dancing piano duet with the CEO of the toy company, which vaults him into a posh R&D position. That’s not me…but I wanted to be that guy, because the entire job consisted of playtesting toys all day. I mean how totally rad would that be. Well, time marched on a bit and then one day I learned about something called “Imagineering.” Wow. Next thing you know I’m dreaming about what it might be like inventing new rides or re-envisioning old favorites. Theme, style, continuity. That’s not me either. A short while later, during my college years, I considered pursuing Industrial Design, put that on the shelf…thought about becoming a Movie Director, followed by Game Designer; for a brief period I considered the path of working for a Government Think Tank, which eventually gave way to (among several others) becoming one of those people who evaluates the quality of consumer products. How does one get that job anyway? As it happens none of those aspirations quite worked out. A little too all-over-the-place no? But there’s a common theme among them that stays with me and that’s my tendency to look at things, just about anything, and start thinking about ways to make it better. And maybe that’s what this website is for me: a means of sharing thoughts, ideas or collections of things that in some small way just might make our short time here a little more enjoyable, or maybe (I hope) a little more worthwhile.
In real life I’m…no one of consequence. I always seem to have one or two projects underway (or brewing in the back of my mind). You’ll often find me tinkering with my computer, reading up on world affairs or, as time permits, settling in with a good movie or video game. For a more in-depth bio you can visit the About Me page just over there. In the meantime you’d probably be safe imagining a steaming cup of strong coffee close at hand.
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