After enough time still water becomes stagnant, and stagnant water stinks. I felt like this blog, indeed this whole website, had become stagnant. It was time for a redesign, a visual sign of the shift which I was hoping would follow in my life.

I haven’t posted anything on here since Squamish  in July 2011… since my pre-work life. My last post was a week before I started a new job in London and it’s perhaps fitting that my latest post comes after I have quit that same job. For almost 18 months I was in a different world and now I have emerged, but more on that later.

The Englishman in Font is dead.  I started my original blog when I had only one focus, crushing boulders in Fontainebleau. I only ever wrote about going climbing, about the tortuous and joyous process of discovering climbing, of failing, and of succeeding. It was a highly focused blog. It represented most of who I was and what I was doing. Now things are different. I’m different.

The blog, the site, indeed, Unclesomebody, is alive once again. New posts will begin to flow but they may be broader in scope when compared to the blog posts of old. The new site, it’s name, is a reflection that I am more than just a climber. I no longer what to represent only a sliver of who I am through my blog. I want to represent all of myself. That means I may write about something other than climbing… about things which I think are interesting, like how mathematically optimal route choice allowed fedex to reduce their costs by x%.

The new design should also work better on phones, tablets, and other weird and wonderful devices. Let me know what you think of the new layout in the comments. Indeed, if something is broken please let me know!