About this Blog

ru.mi.nate, v., to turn a matter over and over in the mind; to meditate or ponder; to reflect deeply on a subject
The ruminations of this blog are just that, pondering, meditations, and meandering thoughts of an introspective, rather curious mind.  Subjects will be examined, mulled over, contemplated and thought about.  It is the perfect word to describe what happens mostly on this blog.  However, in the interest of maintaining sanity, there will be room for photographs, lighthearted musings, travel logs...and of course, Star Wars.

"You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book [blog] or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon . . . think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends." 
~William Butler Yeats

This blog was in no way intended to paint a complete and total picture of the author.  There are many traits, talents, idiocycracies, weaknesses and personality quirks that are not written about here.  So, in the name of fairness, please do not assume that the reader can know everything about the author from what is written on this blog.  Thank you.

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