Years ago I wrote a thesis on the burgeoning digital medium called weblogs. I suggested that this new medium, like Johannes Gutenberg's printing press of 1455, would be an evolutionary and revolutionary cultural change.
Referencing the village market as a venue that was immensely social, a place that people went there not just to purchase goods but to engage in conversations. I postulated that blogs like the markets are places where people will congregate to talk. As Doc Searls said, "conversation is a profound act of humanity."
This look back is not to suggest that I was somehow a visionary of the future. Hardly. I didn't buy stock in Apple. No this conversation is about the community that is the Card Chronicle. The CC is a marketplace full of humor, reflection, angst, and statistical pontificating. But it's much more than conversations, especially for those of us that live outside the 502 area code.
I smell the grills in the parking lot and imbibe in a bourbon courtside vicariously through this community. While I can't speak for Carolina Card, Remote Card, TCU Card or all the others who aren't in the Ville, I am sure we would all agree that CC is our home away from home. A place where it's safe to have a conversation, to laugh at the blue rubes, and have the occasional man crush. Enjoy the holidays ahead. I'm coming home for the Western game and I'll be that guy that sits in the stands well after the final horn has sounded.