Hi everybody.  I’m Allan.  This is the latest attempt at going on with the Ongoing Letter, my blog to the outside world.

It started in Oct. 1998 as a way of keeping in contact with everyone while I was living and working overseas in Asia.  It beat long-distance charges.  Plus, telling each and every person the same news got a little tedious.  So I came up with my Ongoing Letter.  It’s a letter to friends, family, and everyone else that has just kept on going.  Hence the name.

It’s a member of the Allan’s Place web network.  (I was going to try to put “web” and “network” into one work, like how web + log = blog.  Glad I didn’t.  Wetwork.  Nope.)

This is my third attempt at using a CMS (Content Management System) on a database server and the third generation of the Ongoing Letter.  Hopefully it’ll take this time without any server-self-destruct buttons being pushed.  We shall see.

There are also some changes to the other webs within Allan’s Place, as you may already know.  Some are up and running while others are not.  Check back often.

In the mean time, enjoy!