Welcome to the initial post of John Baker's blog. OK, technically this is a re-edited version of the initial post, which was really just some stream-of-conciousness babbling (about Taco Bell and my upcoming trip to Australia) put together to test the practicality of blogging on the fly. It worked.
It was the late 1980s when I last tried keeping anything like a journal, and this isn't necessarily meant to be one. Rather, as mentioned above, I'll be trekking to the Southern Hemisphere in November and wanted to put something together for the folks back home. Which isn't to say I'm not going to put things up now and then, but it'll be infrequent until my trip gets close.
For an early example of blog-like behavior on my part, check out the "teaser" page for my now four-year-old son Ian.