April 1st, 2020 was to have been the opening date for my revamped imagiNed.com website. For a humor blog, April Fool’s is a great day for a grand opening, or so it seemed some months ago.
Now, the day has come, and it’s no joke. On this day, societies around the world are in unprecedented crisis. The months leading up to this COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic have been increasingly disruptive, hence this website is nowhere near ready for launch. Even if it were, The situation is so serious that the introduction of light-hearted, silly material might seem inappropriate, or at least tone-deaf.
The site’s not completely ready. People are preoccupied, panicked. Not gonna get much mindshare doing a product introduction during a disaster. All good reasons to POSTPONE, CANCEL, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME.
Yet, my inner voice (my intuition, my imagination – this is imagined.com, after all) tells me that this is EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME to reintroduce imagined.com. In this time of imposed isolation, the world (“the world” – Hah! probably just a few friends at best) might welcome my quasi-cosmic, cutesy / quirky style of humor.
No matter that there’s not much of that humorous material posted to this site yet. Even that shortcoming resonates with our current situation: the shelves are there, but they are mostly empty. Let’s all eagerly anticipate an abundant resupply.
All around, there are parallels to be drawn, metaphors to be made, lessons to be learned. Lessons can be learned best, I believe, with laughter, even in a time of tears. Those little bits of laughter, I’ll do my best to bring them about. Join me on the journey if you wish. All are invited, all are welcomed.
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imagiNed.com delivers delight to your inbox with edifying, entertaining updates every week or so. (Or less frequently, if I get lazy.)
As soon as this site is ready… be prepared to be assaulted by ideas, peppered with puns.
MAY 2020 WEBSITE BLUNDER CONSTRUCTION (still, sigh)
Photographs of flowers from my gardens or the grounds around them, taken over the last few years, collected here for your enjoyment.
There is a huge backlog of content, some of it previously posted elsewhere, most of it created (or partially created) previously, but not posted at the time, that I am adding to this blog. (Re-stocking the empty shelves, to continue my metaphor from above.)
Even though I’m adding those posts in April 2020, I’m setting their “posted on” date to be the date of their original posting or creation.
Then, how will you know what’s been newly added? Well, you could subscribe to the “Deliver My Delight” mailings, on the footer of every page. Or, you could check in here, where, for the time being, I will list all the newly added backdated posts.