Saturday, July 07, 2012

Down in the jungle room

Sometimes I feel like Elvis.

And not in a good way.

Have you ever been to Graceland?  I went there in 1989.  It was only 12 years after his death, but the house, frozen in time on the day he died, looked dated.  Kitschy.  It was all former glory and used-to-be.

I haven't been back there since.  Maybe it's so dated now, it's hip and retro, but I doubt it.  Now, I'd have to guess, the shag carpets and the fabric-covered ceilings are immeasurably tackier than they were when they were new.

And yeah - sometimes I feel the same way when I visit this blog.

I'm all shag carpets and fabric-covered ceilings over here.

I started blogging in 2005, among the first wave of autism parent-bloggers.  I like to think I was cutting edge at the time.  I kept up with the Jones's for a couple of years, until my life took a sudden turn and my blog was shuffled on to the back burner, and the template became frozen in time.

Autism parent-blogging has exploded since then.  We have to be into the 5.0 version by now, at least.  The latest wave of blogs are draw-you-in shiny.  So, it seems, every time I pop over here and think about adding something new, the blog stares back at me, pleading for some attention, and I end up clicking away to see what someone shinier has to offer.

So my goal in the coming weeks is to bring the blog a few years into the future.  I'm not going to shoot for current - that's just too far to go - but maybe we could reach somewhere around, say, 2010.  And then maybe I'll be ready to add a little new content as well.

Anyway, if you should visit in the next few weeks, don't be alarmed if the site looks different day-to-day.  I have no vision for it, so I'm just going to play around.  But, don't worry - it doesn't mean that I've been hacked.

Just T.C.B., baby.  T.C.B.