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Dome Pondering Celebrates 2000!

2000 posts. 

It has surely been a journey for yours truly authoring this entity that is Dome Pondering. Here I am after all of these years still penning thoughts, opinions, experiences, and everything else that enters this dome of mine. 

2000 is special. It's longevity. It's commitment. And of course, it's life. For many of those 2000 posts echo and paint the picture of my life throughout the years. With many even expressing contradicting messages, or simply, exposing a young mind in much need of refinement. I'm sure I'll write the same thing at the 3,000 (or 4,000) celebration post - God-willing. 

Nonetheless, I continue to find it in me to want to keep expressing sentiments through this thing called Dome Pondering. While it's become much more difficult to do so, as expected as life's responsibilities increase - I still have the desire to do so. And most importantly, enjoy doing so. And in many ways, the need to do so. 

With that said, here are a few quick thoughts I've learned as I celebrate 2,000 posts:

  1. I write with my voice, and for my ears. That may sound weird - probably egotistical - but there have been times I've written with and for the intent of pleasing readers, or "increasing site visits". Maybe it's the elder age speaking that is driven with more comfort in who I am or just less care for what others think, but I find myself reverting back to that style of writing that I had very early on when this thing began. Here is who I am and what I believe - take it or leave it. And ironically, this blog has never been as popular as it is right now. 
  2. I miss writing on fun topics. After completing my second Master's degree which required tons (and tons, and tons!) of research on educational and societal inequality, added with the last four years of this country's political climate, critical matters just were always on my heart. Add in my personal life, and writing on serious issues became heavy therapy and less fun. I miss punching the keys on sports, and especially so, professional wrestling. I definitely miss writing about wrestling. 
  3. I've been writing long enough on this site that I (gulp) want to reckon with some of it. When I go back and read what I believed or thought, it's almost like I wonder if that was a different person. Part of life is evolution. If I can normalize and be an example of that growth and change for others, then so be it. It's okay. I feel like that would be interesting to take on. 
  4. I plan to touch base on fatherhood a bit more going forward. Looking around a everything that is out there - blogs, podcasts, social media, and other avenues - there are typically geared from the mother's lens of experiences. It's tough to find a father's perspective to share, read, relate and learn from. I really want to find my voice to express some of my thoughts on fatherhood. 
  5. Speaking of voice finding, podcasts - I'm still finding my voice in an oral format. I'm just so much better with a keyboard in front of me. I still thank all of you for the support thus far. Hoping to take some of the lessons learned here through The Over Ponder. 
As always, thank you for reading. Thank you for listening. Thank you for supporting this entity called Dome Pondering. 2000 posts and going. I am looking forward to sharing so much more going forward.

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3 Up 1. Super Bowl - That was an entertaining game! I'm definitely your football casual, so appropriately adjust your take in reading this. I rarely dive into the Super Bowl other than for social interest and custom, but I genuinely was glued to my seat watching this event - game and halftime performance. Well done, NFL.  Also, a record of 123M people watching it - that's pretty good, too.  1a. Patrick Mahomes/Chiefs - Congratulations to the Chiefs on a rarity in the NFL - back-to-back titles! Even more so, is the props towards Mahomes. Again, a super causal here, but that dude pulls me in. He's amazing.  1b. Usher Performance - I was all about it. Amazingly, I'm now the age of the target demographic of the NFL for these halftime shows. Regardless, Usher killed it!  2. Annie Ray - We often don't see these Grammys handed out, but kudos to Annie Ray for receiving a Grammy for her amazing work in music education. Definitely give this a quick read.  3. Record Stocks -