The time is always right…

To do what is right.

Apparently Martin Luther King Jr. is the man to attribute this quote to, but I first heard it from a colleague in no particularly inspiring situation. Nevertheless, it stuck in my head:

“The time is always right, to do what is right” -R. Blackall, Geologist

And the right thing for me to do right now is to get off my lazy proverbial butt and write a blog post. It’s a small thing, but it’s something I enjoy doing and I miss sharing my thoughts and experiences with my old buddy WordPress.

It’s been about 4 months since we last posted, which I thought was mostly due to a lack of events worth reading about in our lives, but then I remembered:

1) we’ve actually had a few noteworthy events in our lives recently

2) we live in Australia, so for many of our (former) readers, everyday life is still pretty cool

3) the people who read this blog mostly love us and would read every word I write even if it’s about my toenail, or even merely the cuticle thereof

So, without actually writing about anything yet, I’m going to prepare you mentally – psych you up!! – for the kind of posts that are soon to appear in your WordPress reader, email inbox (subscribers) or whatever other medium you use to access this treasure trove of edutainment.

Of primary importance are some pictures, because my PR agent (Kathryn) tells me that people like pictures. There will be pictures of the Pilbara (wrapping up my third and most spectacular field season yet as I write this), of our fantastic visit from Auntie Sarah, of the girls growing up and experiencing the wonders of life, and of our new house in Atwell and possibly the people who helped us move in to it. Most importantly, there will be no need for toenail pictures as of yet.

Secondly, there will be words. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but so is a thousand words, and you all know how easy it is for me to hit that target. I’ve got some thoughts about science, music, parenting, travel, Facebook (which I plan to rejoin by the way, when I get around to it), career – haha, just kidding, I don’t think about my career – and… well, whatever else comes up as I go.

So are you with me? Do you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord? Your feedback on this post may be a critical factor in the forthcomingness of these posts, so bring it on. And for the record, to my surprise, autocorrect did not have any problem with the word forthcomingness.

Come along for the adventure!