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My first website was at ibm.com/patrick. It was modest. As the site evolved, I got a lot of ideas for things to add. I was encouraged by the many emails from visitors and constant feedback, ideas, and technical assistance from several IBM colleagues. I added sections about my hobbies: gadgets, running, GPS, music, and technology. In 1996, I began to write short stories I called “Reflections” and put them on the website. Reflections were about meetings with an IBM customer, visits to a university campus, speeches I gave at a technology conference, thoughts about some issue of the day, or something new I had learned. Reflections were not an attempt to be profound but simply a way to share. My Reflections were a precursor to blogging, and shortly after I started writing Reflections, blogging software came on the market. I was an early adopter. I converted all Reflections into the blogging format and they exist on johnpatrick.com. As of May 2023, the site included more than 2,500 blog posts in 88 categories. I call the posts stories.