Over the last few weeks I have been trying to sort out the feelings that I have about the two realms that I inhabit. One, the more obvious and straight-forward of the two, is my life in college. It is inhabited by friends, professors, and responsibilities that have taken up downright amazing amounts of time and effort each. The other realm, however, is the one that I left to come here. I expected to be somehow detached from the investment that I left there, but I was very much mistaken. I may not see the day to day activity of where I used to live, but my presence is still there, the relationships still very much intact. Though I do not see the people that I love I feel them in their effect on me, as I'm sure they feel me. I have been reminded already quite a few times of my obligations to those connections by my family, but it didn't really sink in to me for some reason until I thought about it in relation to this blog. To that environment this is not just some side repository of excess musings; this blog is what is left of me if I do not respond to calls. I now know that, whatever it becomes, this site will be for those of you that know me more than just Jonathan from Rochester. I will not forget my duties to the people who have helped me mentally and physically in hard times and supported me wholeheartedly when I wanted to leave that world to come up to this wonderfully tiring corner of the country. I love the life that I get to live in day by day here, but I dearly miss the one that I left behind as well, especially where the amazing people that I have the honor of knowing are concerned. I want to stay connected and grounded, (which is something I never realized that a person could do in college without treating the dorms like some sort of long-term hotel,) and when I don't have time to call and catch up I promise that I will still be here, if not every week as close as I can come to it. I know for a fact that I need this much more than most of you. Where before this was something to make me feel like I had meaningful things to say, it has become a place where I feel like I can talk to an entire world away at once, and that means more to me than I can say.