This blog is intended to serve as my personal, albeit now public, journal. I’m just hoping for a place to write down and perhaps share my many random thoughts. Thoughts from the back refers mostly to the fact that I work in the backroom at Blue Willow Bookshop in west Houston. I don’t spend much time handselling books, which is the real hallmark of the success of this small indy, but I still love reading books and talking books and having piles of books around my house. So I have a lot of thoughts about books. I also play racquetball, and tend to play from the back of the court because my reflexes and speed just aren’t what they used to be. I’m not the hardcharging driver in life, more like the back seat passenger who has plenty of comments on scenery and directions, but isn’t actually in charge of where the car is going. I also like sitting in the back of the room so I can see everything that’s going on. Bear with me while this luddite experiments with this whole blogging phenomenon, and I hope you’ll come back soon and share your thoughts on mine.