I write in this journal at random times. I may write while I'm bitter at somebody, or some organization, or unhappy with certain people, and so on--if this offends you, please don't read. I write highly personal things, and yes, I put them out in the public domain, but I don't do it to hurt anybody's feelings. If something I write upsets you, feel free to e-mail me, but don't take it personally. I can be a very blunt person, especially when I'm writing in a journal, and I also have bad moods, and if you can't handle that, then don't read it. Really. I mean it.

Not that I'm all bad moods. I may write something unfairly kind about you or somebody else, and take that at face value, as well.

I don't speak for any of the organizations or institutions at which I work, study, or consume my time. I'd like to think that I don't reflect negatively upon them, I suppose, but oh, well.

Oh, and one more thing--there are an awful lot of italicized, separated paragraphs in my journal, and unless noted, those words aren't mine. They're most likely lyrics to songs that I didn't write. I have no permission whatsoever to reprint them, but I certainly don't intend to co-opt anyone else's work as mine.

And I believe that's enough of that for now.

Shades of Gray