I have kept journals before. More recently, since the Birth of Pearl I've been writing and recording randomness for her to enjoy in the future, in a harcover moleskin. Albeit, a luddite in this unforgiving digital world will never be discouraged. An "up with the boot straps" type modern metaphor for the TikTok times we all experience on our journey in the cosmos. Social media the horrible horrible construct that it is, it is difficult to imagine moving forward in the digital age sans our connections. Well, here's the ole college try.