Monday, February 2, 2009
Sequestered & Bamboozled
For twenty years I have guided small groups of interested travelers to the west coast Gaeltachts (Irish-speaking regions) of Ireland where we explore the history, archeology, music, poetry, and the general culture of one of the world's oldest and most fascinating cultures.
When I moved to my present location I took a sabbatical from all that in order to settle myself in my new environment. Now I am turning to "Irish planning" once more, a big part of which involves reviving my moribund website which, to my shame, is way, way out of date. To do this I have purchased new web-design software and am now trying to learn how to use it. Why it has to be so complex I do not know, but it is what it is.
I have scheduled this whole week to shut myself in the office and get this project done! In the years I have been working with computers I have faced many "insoluble problems" which have all been ultimately solved with time and patience. This will be no different, but it sure is daunting to be faced with what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle. I always try to remind myself: This too shall pass.
And now, back to work.