Greetings, weary web traveler and welcome to Esoteric Renaissance, a collection of musings, stories, and images.

Almost thirteen years ago, I started out on a journey of expression with my very first blog on LiveJournal. Not long after that, I bought my own domain: Esoteric Renaissance. It’s been more than a decade of growth for me, much of it chronicled online despite a friend of mine once declaring me the most private person he knows on social media. The media has changed. From LiveJournal and blogging to Tumblr and Twitter and Instagram. The formats have gotten shorter, which brings with it both challenges and rewards.

In reorganizing this site and my online presence in general, I’ve realized that it’s simply too much. It can’t be redone or rearranged without putting in time better spent creating new content.

Still, I don’t want to simply delete it and start from scratch.

And, so, I’ve come to a compromise.

From today forward, I will focus on new content. Old content has been set to private for the most part. As I have time, in between new things, I can continue to organize it and make parts of it public again. But, for now: a fresh slate.

Welcome, friends, to the ‘reboot’ of Esoteric Renaissance.

Recent Posts

Monday Matters #3Been a while since I've done one of these. Been a while since I wrote regularly, too. lol Still working on finding the time to do that again. Need to get more organized about things in general, I think. Or get some rest! heh. Haven't had a real break from things since...December? Anyway, starting the week on a positive note: Seaside Highland Games this past weekend. Beautiful weather, lovely music, old friends. Just a great time all around, despite the migraine that came with me.
52-Week Challenge: 3-Color GradientFor starters, I'm just going to go out on a limb and suggest that Facebook is annoying. I applied to join the Facebook group for this challenge awhile back and never got a notice from Facebook when the request was approved. So, I totally missed out on the first week's prompts. *pouts* I may try and get to them later. But, I haven't even had time to touch my nails for a month before now. So, I won't hold my breath.
WWII Fighter Pilots Speak at Planes of Fame Museum - Part TwoContinuing my report from the June symposium at the Planes of Fame Museum featuring six veteran fighter pilots who had flown the P-47 Thunderbolt during the World War II: five who fought in the European Theatre and one who was in the Pacific Theatre. The stories of all the men were entertaining, educational, and enlightening. After listening to these men speak, it became clearer why theirs is known as the greatest generation.
WWII Fighter Pilots Speak at Planes of Fame Museum - Part One"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world." -- Part of the prayer reportedly given by Lt. Col. Robert L.
July NaBlogPoMo - Day 2I've decided to go ahead and try the NaBloPoMo. No guarantees I get a post up every day. But, I've got some scheduled ahead. So, we'll see how it goes. I signed up today, which means I missed the first. But, I did post yesterday and I can't find anything that says you have to write on the prompt every day. So...