Here it goes, for better or worse. The impulse strikes and I’ve set up a blog. Whatever for? I’m a writer, first of all, and I suspect that I might have a few things to say about stuff for which I have interest and experience: teaching, writing, reading, playing music, listening to music, and being a dad. That’s a wide range of stuff, I know, and I suspect that a successful blog may need a tighter focus. What can I say? I see this as an experiment, a flirtation, a trial run, and not as a commitment. There’s something appealing to me about this idea, that’s all. I hope it might be instructive or entertaining for others. Who knows? At any rate, welcome to Michael Jarmer’s inaugural blog.