The Start of this Blog, March 20, 2019


When I was little, I told my mom that I wanted to marry someone who scrapbooks. My mom was scrapbooking at the time, and, even as I child, the memories of the past that these books held resonated for me. That sentiment still has a lot of appeal; I am interested in history and in documenting the past, including my own. But, alas, it’s 2019 now and since I’ve already spent way too much money for Squarespace to host this website, I might as well make use of it. That’s why I am going to start blogging; I want a record for myself (and possibly others) of what’s going on in my life. This will be my new, high-tech scrapbook of my goings-on. No double-sided adhesive tape or cool cutting machines for me. I’ve got a computer and I’m a super modern 21st century scrapbooker. Take that, Mom! (Just kidding! Thank you for all the cool books you made for me.) My goal is to post about once a month with an update, however, the schedule might change depending on what’s going on and how much I enjoy doing this.

So let’s get right to it. One of the big things I’ve been up to is making this website. As the world gets more and more web-driven, having a presence on the internet will only become more important. On a whim, I went out and purchased one day. One photo shoot (thanks to my house-mate Sid Roth and some dragging and dropping later, and voila! I have a website I’m happy with. Thankfully, there doesn’t appear to be another Ben Bonsma out there, which means that I can control how I appear on the web. I’ve enjoyed the experience so far, since creating and curating is – even if just for myself – a very satisfying process. I hope to use this website to keep track of my projects and my life, and to share them with you – if you’re interested. Check out the things I’ve made page to see what my hands have been up to.

Cheers, and thanks for reading! This is what I’ve been drinking as I write this; one of my recent homebrews called Something Belgian.

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