Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Where Do I Begin?

This weekend, I added a section to the homepage called, Where Do I Start? I find that whenever I visit a weblog for the first time, I wish I had access to a representative sample of the writer's efforts. What typically happens is I scan the most recent few days of posts, but not much beyond that, which means that I'm judging months or years of writing on a week of work. So, I thought I'd provide a collection of essays that cover everything from politics to mega-churches to personal stories. Hopefully, this will make it easier for people to get a more complete first impression.

If anyone's curious, Where Do I Start? is a subtle homage to my favorite Chemical Brothers song, Where Do I Begin. The song has a single, repeating verse that concludes with Where do I start? Where do I begin?