This post marks, I believe, the fifth attempt to find something to do with this domain. I’ve had sanspoint.com since the summer of 2002—seven and a half years of content ranging from daily minutia, “lifehacks”, fiction, and essays on literature. Nothing I’ve tried has sustained my interest for a very long period. It’s not for lack of trying, and it’s not for lack of desire to write. [I want to make that “clackity noise”, and tell stories.](http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/169873399/clackity-noise) The hardest part, as always, is sitting down and doing it. ((This is complicated by my current situation of working two jobs, and having limited free time. I suspect it’s less of an issue of finding the time, and more of using the time I have better. More on that, I expect, in the future.))
It’s both embarrassing and amusing to [go back in time and read the earliest things I posted on this site](http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.sanspoint.com). [The Wayback Machine](http://web.archive.org) has provided a number of snapshots of my college years, few of which are flattering, though this is biased. In the intervening years, I’d say the best thing I ever wrote for this website is [my essay on the death of David Foster Wallace](http://www.sanspoint.com/archives/a-more-substantial-series-of-thoughts-on-the-death-of-david-foster-wallace/). For this attempt, I have decided to begin with a blank slate ((This will be, if I recall correctly, the fourth attempt at starting with a blank slate.)), retaining only that particular essay as a static page.
Ultimately, I expect that this will be an experiment in making the “clackity noise” that [Merlin Mann](http://www.merlinmann.com) harps on about. If there is a constant, as always, I know that part of the first thing I wrote on this domain remains true.
>I’ve never been good with welcome messages and similar things for websites. Therefore, this will be the best welcome I can give.
Please join me. I expect things to be interesting.