Last evening I had an unusual, yet completely entertaining experience; I atended a baby shower held online. I think the success of the event marks an evolutionary point in the concept of a "blogging community".
What I really found to be interesting about the experience is that is was not so far unlike the physical act of attending such a party. I met a number of people, some with whom I have some level of acquaintance as some whom I had met for the first time. I had terrific conversation, I laughed, I shared a very real, very important moment in the lives of two very special people...I just happened to accomplish it while sitting in my living room in front of a notebook computer.
To those of you who were there that are reading this, I really did have a good time and look forward to getting to know all of you better. To Egan and N-Po - parenting is something you really can't prepare for, though many will tell you otherwise. I can only offer the following advice (in no particular order): Savor every moment, expect the unexpected, accept the responsibilities, trust your instincts, it's okay to be human, and remember the most important word in the English language...LOVE.