Better World

I recently moved this web site to a new hosting company so that I could play with some server-side features.  It’s been a great deal of fun getting some perl scripts to work, and setting up a couple of cron jobs.  Getting that working for the first time gives a sense of accomplishment.  For a moment, I feel like, “yeah, now this web site is turning into something.  Now here’s a useful record of this time in my life.”

Then I come to my senses.  As much as I enjoy this web site, it isn’t my gift to posterity.

We just watched The Life of David Gale.  I liked it.  David said of someone, “She left the world a better place.  It’s a small thing, but very difficult.”  That made me think.

As much as I like to tinker, write program, and play with this web site, in perspective they’re not my life’s work.  My children are it.  Everything takes a back seat to making the world a better place for them, and raising them to enjoy living harmoniously in it.  I don’t know if I’ll succeed.  But I do think they’ll be here longer than this blog, so I better do my best.