★ On the New Design

Some of you might be wondering why I changed the site's look so radically this time around. It is a big departure from what I've been doing the last few years, when integrated Twitter feeds and ever-expanding sidebars ruled the roost. And I was pretty happy with the general feel of the site, down to the fancy typewriter graphic and stark black background. I liked it. But I've been thinking a lot lately about minimalism, and the conclusion that I ultimately came to was that my site, though serviceable, was doing more than I wanted it to do. I want the focus of the site to be on the blog post, on the writing, and the best way to do that was to eliminate distractions and leave only that which matters. That's what I've tried to do.

And with that comes the promise of more writing. Within the next couple of weeks I'll start a new project here, in which I'll be analyzing episode-by-episode the classic television series The Prisoner. So stay tuned!