For nearly three years now, I’ve wanted to start writing a blog about maps, data, places, spaces, technology, not-technology, policy, neighborhoods. And yet I found I couldn’t. I worried about having a “theme” and a “consistent voice.” I worried about confusing and frustrating “my readers” (the hypothetical readers of a blog that does not yet exist!). And finally, this month, I decided I would stop worrying and let things emerge. The theme of this blog is “things that I think about.” The voice is my voice on any given day. Often I contradict and confuse myself because I love learning and questioning and changing my mind, so it is probably a given that I will frustrate others in the process. Welcome.