36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

015: End of my journal writing—two years After Vienna


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

After Vienna
Two Years Later

015 — End of my journal writing—two years After Vienna
Fall–Sping 1973–74


This page concludes my official journal writing. The date at the end of my journal says April 29, 1974. Thus, I have written these 15
pagelets in two days.

Reading what I wrote (from a 2009 perspective) more than 36 years ago provides a bit more clarity to my memories. That I wrote this two-day diatribe as a reflection of two years of life and work, is already, in effect, a summary.

Still, it’s nice to have a written memory of years ago.

There are no journals that I will be able to rediscover—I didn’t keep any new journals for my
normal life. That said, I may decide to continue writing about various events in my life as I remember them. Both for a project and for fun. I have enjoyed this journal thing.

Business notebooks. Years ago, when the web was really taking off, I started to get bit by an entrepreneurial bug. A serious bug. Podcasting, forums, blogs, personal websites, social web 2.0 communities, and personal on-demand book publishing, as well as many other options, all offered venues for “getting the word out.”

An outlet for anyone with pent up creativity. Me.

I started to plan out ideas of many projects that I wanted to do. Podcasting was the first venue that captured my attention, which then led to other concepts.

I began to write all of these ideas in those “school” marble notebooks. Ideas, thoughts, and plans were jotted down. Writing them down used to clear my mind a bit and let me sleep better at night. I have dozens of these notebooks and continue to write to this day. Not a journal of personal goings-on, just entrepreneurial ideas.

I tried recording “audio” snippets of myself talking on many types of digital memo recorders, iPods, and professional digital recorders. These are great for doing the podcasts—but not good for recalling ideas and details. Who is going to transcribe 1 hour of yourself talking? Better to write it down.

I may not ever disclose those ideas. If some projects come to life and are finally executed, I may go back and piece together some of these how-to snippets from these notebooks.
My advice to all of you, both young and old—keep journals, write down details of the interesting periods in your life, be creative, and then find an outlet to share your creativity.

From AFTER VIENNA (Two-Years Later)



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