it's taken too long to dip my toe into cyber-space, but here i am. casting about, trying to figure out how to make this bare-naked page take shape with color and image. stories. song. suppose that's a pretty spot-on way of saying that this is an attempt to identify my own voice, tune out the static, then contribute it, however tentatively, to the robust, joyous chorus of others whose own blogs energize and inspire.