I have been offline since early May….and am now re-engaging with my online activities. This must be taken within context. After a year on assignment in France with wife and children, we took a little time off in Spain to reset and headed home. Between work, getting organized after a year of absence, fixing the house up and time to spend with family during a beautiful summer (at lake or pool every weekend), little time has been left for my hobbies (no matter how things are sliced, family will come first).
Now home for two months, settled-in, and on the eve of vacation, I can focus on these projects:
Status of projects
- Translation of the Van Houtte family story: much behind schedule. If it rains during the vacation, there will be progress and I am confident I can catch up
- Molière à Westford: Ironically, we wanted to kick-start this to improve our social life back home as for the sustainability of the French language for our children. Well, our social life, make that our quality of life, has much changed since we left for the France to our return in the US; this is largely due to our children being out of the toddler stage, giving us those extra minutes every day for adult time, and having met all our neighbors and are thrilled with our new life here. BUT…we will get back to Molière in Westford, though much slower that initially expected.
- Within Context / wiContext: this has taken on a new life. As already indicated, I’ve received feedback suggesting to separate this from my personal website. Done! www.wicontext.com is active, so is the new blog. I now must organize. More to come
- erickvanhoutte.com: I will remove the wiContext blog and let my personal website be precisely about that, a personal website; about the Van Houtte family story, general interests and writing projects (many related to wiContext)
Back to basics. I have defined a partial process for translation of the Van Houtte family history. I have been experimenting with and discovering tools for online presence. I must organize wiContext. I will use my experience and leverage on general knowledge from friends and colleagues.
Chapter two of my online presence begins.