I went ahead and made the jump. I spent a lot of years at VeloNews and, even after getting laid-off this summer, continued to write the Explainer there. Well, I kinda felt like I was the kid who kept coming back to high school after graduation. It was time to move on, eh?
The Explainer: Who am I? What am I doing here?
“Who am I? What am I doing here?”
─ Admiral James Stockdale
1992 Vice Presidential debate.
A really, really long “brief introduction”
Like Ross Perot’s running mate, I am not going to just assume that readers here at Red Kite Prayer know who the hell I might be, nor will I assume that they have the slightest clue as to what it is I am doing here. So, given that this is my first column on Red Kite Prayer, it’s probably a good time for a not-so-brief introduction. “Brevity” means something different in this 140-character, Twitter-constrained world, so for those used to that, I’ll probably go on a little long here.
What follows is a rambling history and really, you can skip this part and get to this week’s question if you already know more than you want about this stuff. I won’t be offended. I promise.