The shining glory of Red Room - the easy fill-in-the-blank format for creating our web site – is also its curse. We can ‘add content,’ but only under pre-determined headings like this one: Blog.
I thought I would acclimate to this ugly word. Instead it reminds me of other unhappy four-letter words. My 11-year old son noticed my title for this piece, the suggested his own: “How about Poop Lump Blog?”
Exactly, I said. Call me overly sensitive (but not to my face – I crack easily). Brand me as an oldster (I’m 51, but from the neck down appear no older than 50). But I wish I did not have to put my words under the banner “Jim Malusa’s Blog.” Let’s round up Red Room authors, especially that fellow who’s running for president and needs to connect with the Little People, and put the pressure on the Red Room web designers to make a new category: Internet Journal. Words. Musings. Anything but Blog.
Until then, I remain otherwise grateful for all Red Room does.