My Apologies for not maintaining this blog more seriously. As Facebook has pretty much taken over the Woodward alumni conversation, and as we Still haven’t organized another Class of ’72 reunion since the last one, I pretty much let this space grow dormant. Then it’s older version of WordPress became incompatible with the host server software it runs on and I procrastinated even more in getting that resolved.
This is something I intend to correct going forward, even if very few of my classmates hit this site now, because letting Facebook, or any other corporate social media monopolize our…well…Socializing, is a Bad Thing.
Because with Facebook socializing comes the social manipulation by commercial and political interests. And…because this is a space where I can celebrate on my own terms (and hopefully yours if you’re a Woodward classmate!) some of the best years of my life. Not that I don’t have a very good life now, but during those Woodward years I made friends, learned in the classrooms of some of the best teachers a kid could have, and grew in ways that were positive influences for all the decades that came since. My host, Winters Web Works (who I Highly recommend!) has updated WordPress for me, and everything is working now, but for a few photos that aren’t displaying I need to fix. And I just now noticed the photo galleries I posted before are gone now, because Apple rusty-railed Mac.com, which is where I was storing them to save space here. I’ll fix that soon.
Also (sigh) put up links to the Facebook alumni pages. Because resistance is futile.
I’m going to keep this place as a celebration, and a testament to those Woodward years. If you feel the same way, come visit from time to time!