I have always looked at blogs as something I just don't have time for. I think the other reason I didn't want one was due to the danger involved. Unfortuntely, in these latter days you have to be extremely cautious. People want to steal your identity or want to harm you or your family. Nevertheless, I finally decided the pros outweigh the cons, especially where my extended family & far away friends are concerned. I am looking at this as sort of a special "public" journal for my family & friends. I hope I can begin a new tradition by writing & posting in this on a regular basis. Honestly, I think it will save me time instead of writing endless e-mails.