My name is Jonathan Young, a 39-year-old human who fears getting old. I do not want to forget all the things that I’ve done in my life up until this point, the kind of things that I think about and bring me comfort late at night when I am in bed, unable to sleep.
As I approach 40 years on this planet Earth, I fear that more and more memories will fade into oblivion unless I somehow record them. Looking at the size of cosmic history, I am but a microscopic speck of a speck of a speck of dust, yet my memories and experiences are so precious to me. They make up who I am. The day that I lose awareness of them is the day that I will no longer be me.
This site is a repository of a small number of things that I have done in my life that I wouldn’t mind sharing with the world. It’s a site that’s been around in one form or another since 1996. Its objectives have changed as I myself have grown and changed. Who knows what the objective may become in another year, or five, or ten?
Regardless of what happens, I’m glad you’re able to join me for this part of the ride. Thank you for visiting, and enjoy your stay.
March 3, 2018
An archive of previous welcomes can be found here.