My daughter encouraged me to start a LiveJournal account. She and many of her friends find it a way to keep in touch with others they care about, as well as a place to vent, mediatate and organize their thoughts and when asked, receive feed back. I am hopeful this will be true for me. And perhaps I can share some things that I may be too shy to do in person. I am also hopeful it will be a way to connect with those I don't know who share similar interests.