I started Columbia Blog Project in the spring of 2009. Back then I was a journalism major at Towson University and the blog was for a class. After the class ended and I graduated, my fervor for community journalism waned. Two years later, I still receive a legitimate comments and they're still nice to read.
Things are different now, I've moved out of Columbia and on with my life. James Rouse said Columbia was a garden to grow people in but the gardeners leave much to be desired. The pioneer mindset has changed and Columbia has become a dystopia.
Now I live and work in China and I have no inclination to return for many years. I'm happy here. Thanks to my Virtual Private Network (VPN), I'm still able to access Blogger. I've decided to devote my efforts to writing about life in China, the transition, the culture and the experience.
I encourage you, the readers to keep in touch. My email (thegonzojournalist@gmail) hasn't changed. nor has my desire to hear from you.