February 6, 2023
New Year 2020

I can’t believe we’re here already. What a fucking trip.

The 1990s don’t seem so long ago. Discovering the internet. Becoming an adult. We didn’t know just how great the 1990s were when we were in them – but they were. They were soooooooo good. But maybe that’s how it is when you are in your twenties – no matter when it is.

I remember all the Y2K madness of 2000 like it was yesterday. In the 2000s – I learned about relationships, went to University, moved to Hawaii, and started to travel the world. I remember all the chaos of terror attacks in 2001, the war in 2003, the financial crisis of 2007-8. None of that seems so long ago. The world was a totally different place. Pre universal smart phone, internet access, and social networks.

For me, the 2010s were the decade of becoming an adult. I got married in 2010. My daughter was born in 2011. We emigrated as a family from Morocco to the USA in 2013. I started and sold businesses. I taught my daughter to read, do math, ride a bike, and many other things. I moved my family to Hawaii. I feel like the 2010s were an ugly transition decade for humanity. I’m pretty sure we enslaved ourselves as a species to the technology we’ve created and the people who control it. We went from hope to despair in America.

I’m an optimist at heart, but a pessimist when I look at the reality. I think the 2020s offer us the last opportunity to choose a path for our species. We can keep doing what we’ve been doing or we can radically change things – it has to be a radical change. Baby steps won’t work.

I’m not going to write about all of that here. It’s not the place for it. I’ve created an archive site for all of my various rambling, writing, ideas, and mistakes – it’s a political site – so be warned – but it covers my time writing stuff on computers and the internet from 1996 to the present. That’s where I’ll keep all this stuff from now on. If you’re brave, foolhardy, or curious – here’s the link http://www.antichrist2020.com – I’m not proud of everything there, but it’s all there and it is what it is.

As for this site – well – who knows. I think blogging died in about 2013 – but I just keep going. I no longer make any money with this site. It was good while it lasted – but that’s not why I do it.

I’ve got a couple of trips planned in 2020 already. I’ll be going to Australia and visiting Sydney and Tasmania at the very least. I’ll probably also do a bit of island hopping here in Hawaii and at least one mainland jaunt. I’m seriously considering a visit to Cuba and if I can figure out how to get to India – it’s high time I do so. We’ll see how all of that goes. I’ll write about my travels and keep updating and refreshing my  past posts here on Vagobond.

Hard to believe this site has been going as long as it has. Thanks for sticking with me.

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