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I am in such a strange, melancholy state of mind this morning. Wandering thoughts and feelings ...

The Dallas City Council interrupted my Wednesday listening pleasure, so I turned on live.fm and My Favorites for the remainder of the day. Near the end of the day, this song came on, and I could not get away from it.

So, I have been considering the many years I have been on the internet. I was thinking back to my beginnings - back before there was anything like an information superhighway, Internet II, undernet, overnet, and all the other unique and numerous nets ... back when it was limited to university, government, and corporate research facilities, when punchcards were on their way out, mainframes and mass storage and tape drives hummed away in a big computer room, managers and supervisors were getting something called a personal computer for their desks, and my dumb terminal was being replaced by a DecStation 3100. At home - my big, honkin' Amiga.

I had the good fortune to be working for one of the major oil companies, one with a substantial scientific research presence in La Habra and San Ramon, CA. Besides keeping up with colleagues, it also provided me access to an environment that has, over the past 30 years, provided me with a wealth of friends. How absurd - the majority of you I have never and will never meet or even know what you really look like, and yet I miss you terribly whenever you leave, disappear, go MIA, or move on. From carefully maintained e-mail distribution lists to something called alt.callahans, to the Tamson House and deLint lists, and on to the sophistication of LiveJournal and MySpace, the World continues to reach out and touch me every single day - the States, Canada, UK, Europe, Israel, Africa, China, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

Just in case I forgot to tell you - thanks for allowing me to share your lives, and for being here to share mine. The laughter, the anger, the pun-wars, the flame-wars, the tears, tours, tantrums, quips, quotes, questions, ice-weasels, and penguins. I am truly blessed.

This morning I dedicate that inescapable song to my many friends, past/present, old/new, wired/wireless/dialed-up/satellited, everywhere.

"Old and Wise"

As far as my eyes can see,
There are shadows approaching me.
And to those I left behind
I wanted you to know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts.
You follow where I go.

And ohhhh, oh
When I'm old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me.
Autumn winds will blow right through me.
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be lifted from my eyes.
Oh, when I'm old and wise.

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me.
And to those I leave behind
I want you all to know.
You've always shared my darkest hours.
I'll miss you when I go.

And ohhhh, oh
When I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me,
Like autumn winds will blow right through me.
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that you were a friend of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes.
Oh, when I'm old and wise.

As far as my eyes can see ...


"Old and Wise", Eye in the Sky, The Alan Parsons Project
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