Triedit.net was born late in 1999 as a place to keep all of my online odds and ends. Since then it has grown to include special sections like Paranormal Research and Genealogy among others. In 2016 I realized that it had become more than a little unwieldy and I set out to edit, consolidate and update everything on all of my sites, linking them all here. I upgraded to a better server, which involved all sorts of technical issues, and basically shut down the site pending editing and database restore.
Then there was a series of unfortunate events. In August 2016 I was diagnosed with lymphoma (successful chemo ended January 2017). I started easing back into work in August 2017 and in mid November I was involved in a rather significant motor vehicle accident. I sustained multiple injuries, including a small brain bleed. All work on the site stopped again. About 6 months later I had to be hospitalized with life threatening pneumonia.
I spent the next year relearning just about everything intellectual and finding ways to adapt to the “new normal”, as all my therapists called it. Eventually, I took some online courses on how to build sites-something I was previously able to do almost without a second thought.
It is now January 2020 and I have managed to get a little bit done. It is excruciatingly frustrating; I can still remember how easy it used to be and that haunts me. I have a million ideas and very little ability to organize them and press forward.
I have a lot of people to thank, not the least of which is the core group of family, friends, fans, and colleagues who have supported me through this nightmare. I am eternally grateful.