22 December 2007

The Journey of a Thousand Miles...

... begins with one step (Lao Tzu, ~550 B.C.).

I should begin with a word of acknowledgement regarding the blog title. In the 1970s the president of Bluegrass Mensa, Jackson Lackey, published a newsletter entitled TYWKIWDTY (Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Tell You); I've simply changed the last two words*, but the purpose remains the same - to compile for the amusement of my friends an eclectic collection of gleanings from the internet, from my readings, and from my files.

As with most blogs, the content will lean toward lighthearted humor, trivialities, ephemera, curiosities, and exotica - but I reserve the right to delve into sports, current events, social commentary, politics (especially presidential politics), and even conspiracy theory as the mood strikes me.

This is a pastime, not an obsession, so there will not be new material daily. I may post a dozen items one day and nothing for two weeks thereafter. Friends and relatives who wish to monitor the contents would probably be best served by checking in here each week rather than on a daily basis. I welcome comments; I moderate them not for content, but to keep the site spam-free.

*and yes, I do know that it should be "blog them" to match "things", rather than "blog it", but for the sake of being able to pronounce the acronym, I'll leave it as is.

Update 2009: TYWKIWDBI was originally the acronym for "Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog It", but a visitor noted that the "it" could be changed to "incessantly" for better grammatical correspondence. By that time the blog had grown from an occasional task to a daily matter, so I made the change in the name.

Update 2010:  After flirting with "burnout" from so much blogging,  I've changed the "I" in the acronym from "incessantly" to "intermittently."


  1. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary, TIWKIWDBI.

  2. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary, TYWKIWDBI.

  3. ...And Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! You are my most favorite blogger in the universe and I love everything you post. Here's to wishing for many more years of your health, happiness, and loads more interesting material! =)

  4. Congratulations on your FIFTH Anniversary!

  5. I just discovered this blog. I'm looking forward to reading through your archives. :)

    1. Welcome on board. There are about 16,000 entries in the blog. Trying to read sequentially or by year can be a bit disorienting. May I suggest that instead of heading to the annual archive that you instead go to the "categories" further down the right sidebar, then choose a category of interest. Scrolling back through pages of a single topic may be more pleasant than jumping all over the place in this accumulator blog.

  6. So nice that a blog like this is still out there on the web. I like it!


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