In college I was given an assignment to write a mini-biography. Rather than do the traditional, I wrote mine as a chronological list of the influential books in my life, explaining what they meant to me (both at the time and later). This turned out even better than I expected -- the saying "you are what you eat" really ought to be "you are what you read." So I decided to do that with my blog: it's a journal of what I'm reading, seeing, thinking, with the occasional unusual event thrown in. Feel free to add comments!