I’m a bit late to the party but, as of this morning, I tweet. As in #followsmagikc #notsurehowthisworks #whatsupwithhashtags. For the past year it seems that hashtags have become unavoidable, though I’d been doing my best.

But, when a friend sent me a link to something called #AmtrakResidency and it required a twitter account, a name beginning with @, I decided to become @SmagikC and see what happened.

Looking at my keyboard, I am reminded of how recently the @ or # were only rarely used and that a name ending in .com was unheard of until after I graduated from college. Microfiche, the Dewey Decimal System, and the Post Office were our relied upon systems for information. I wonder which symbols on that keyboard are next up for something no one has imagined yet and how that invention will impact our world.

In the meantime, I plan to #findthebeauty in the everyday, in any way possible.