Today has a bunch of significance for me. It’s the day I moved from Brooklyn to Fredericksburg nine years ago, it’s when the the first battle of Fredericksburg in 1862 resulted in one of the single worst defeats of the Union army (damn rebels!), and it also marks the birth of bavatuesdays back in 2005. It’s been a long run, with just under 2600 post (2591 to be exact) and more that 12,000 comments. It’s the most comprehensive archive of my thinking—for better or worse—that I can point to, and it’s become the site of one of the most compelling practices of my life: blogging.
I’ll be moving the blogging part of this site off WordPress over the break, and I hope to shut down more generally to archive some stuff and get out and see the world a bit. But as much as I try, it’s hard to quit the bava 🙂 Another significant event that happened today is that the old, beat up recliner that I’ve written more than half of those 2600 posts has been reupholstered, and as fate would have it got delivered today. Coincidence? I think not, a sign that there’s at least another 2600 posts in that chair.
I haven’t created any art for this anniversary, I am way too deep in my bathroom renovation for much of anything else until it’s done. But I can divide time by three and give you a blast from anniversaries past with this sweded scene from The Shining in honor of bavatuesday’s third anniversary.