on january 2nd, i ventured to update my website,

and besides changing the copyright date, I made other changes. I wanted to break the contact link because of all the spam I receive. But the website crashed while uploading to the server, even when I attempted to preview it on a browser. Until last Friday. I previewed only the HOME page, and it worked! So I previewed them all, smoking out the culprit — and found it. It was the Scrapbook page.

i tried to figure out what’s wrong,

and spent too much time on it. Could not even export it as HTML. I do not claim to know what I do pertaining to the website or this blog means. I just do it, sometimes on tiptoe, then stand back. 

tiptoe

tip·toe | tip-tō:  to walk or proceed quietly or cautiously

I like the word a lot: presume I walk on it a lot too

and I love it in Spanish: de puntillas

it gives an ethereal quality to whatever it modifies or moves =)

Anyway, I almost called my son. But I went through the page first. It consists of a gallery of photographs and two “articles.” Should I re-create it? Maybe. This conundrum (big word and decent wine) has brought me to a path I’ve been avoiding.

at last, i must consider

whether to re-invent the website on another platform (as Adobe scrapped MUSE, which I used to create the website a couple of years ago. There is nothing else like it for creatures like me). Or, bit by bit, incorporate it into this blog | site and round it out a bit so it can serve as an author site also — head spinning just thinking about it.

So here is Part I of the Scrapbook page

i’ve ALREADY USED A HANDFUL OF these PHOTOS ON THIS SITE, SO YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THEM
edgar degas, mfa boston
cape elizabeth, me
flowers in seattle
raices fountain, old san juan

scrapbook ii