I started writing in this weblog after I graduated from college. I heard about blogs from my then-girlfriend, who introduced me to the exquisite time-wasting activity. The blog was on Blogger and then called Fun Time Tree House where I gained the nickname Funtime Ben.

This blog has really been one of the only constants in my life. I really haven’t put much thought into it and have adapted it to wherever my life has taken me. From podcasts to improv to design to videogames… I wrote about it all and will continue to do so. Most of the blogs I used to follow have slowly shut their doors for some, hyperpersonal reason or another. I get it, but having written for another blog (now deceased) for a few years and feeling the pressure to create, I eventually felt it was better to abandon the project and focus on my life. I’m glad up the tree survived my 20s and 30s.

Let’s see how it fares during my 40s.

Going back through the archives I’m amazed at how hilarious I thought my writing was. It’s wordy, overbearing, and often grammatically incorrect, but it was where I was at 24 so I guess it’s a part of me. You may also notice some strange characters in the body of posts. Things like "Hi there": That’s because of an old formatting system WordPress used to use in the olden days called “markdown”. I’ve been going through the archives and getting rid of it, but there is still a lot of it left, so pardon that as well.

Welcome to my time machine, hope you enjoy.

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