Welcome to Just Well Mixed

OK, so welcome to the wonderful world of Just Well Mixed, my brave foray into the world of blogging. I suppose I should tell you a little bit about me, who I am, and why I’m doing this.

My name is Jason Lefkowitz. I’m a 26-year-old Web developer living in Oxford, Ohio, which is just east of nothing and a smidge north of nowhere in particular. My area of specialization is managing Web programming projects. When I’m not grinding out UML diagrams, I write short stories (maybe I’ll post some here, if you’re unlucky) and perform as an actor and improv comic.

All of which is fairly conventional. So why bother with a blog? Well, not to put too fine a point on the matter, but I think we’re on the tip of something Really Big here by combining (a) a global, distributed network (the Net) with (b) a cheap, easily-updated publishing medium (HTML) and (c) a common language, so publications can syndicate each others’ content (XML). It’s this last piece that has been missing for many years; that’s what made the Web a read-only medium for most. Now, though, it’s becoming almost trivial to write and use tools that make the Web a writing medium, and as someone who loves to write and who loves the Web that made me feel like I had to get on board.

So watch this space for updates as Our Favorite Geek (that’s me, kids) dons his best work boots and miners’ cap (light on the top and everything) and heads off into the deep, dark recesses of the Land of Blog. Off we go!

Recently on Just Well Mixed

Book review: “The End We Start From” (August 19, 2017)

A tale of motherhood at the end of the world

What to do with the Confederate monuments (August 16, 2017)

How do we balance purging racism from public spaces with preserving the memory of that racism so that we might never repeat it? My proposal is simple

Book review: “To Die in Spring” (August 4, 2017)

A tightly crafted, expertly written novel that will both move you and challenge you

Movie review: “Dunkirk” (July 30, 2017)

A beautiful film that’s not nearly as good as you’ve heard

Book review: “The Revolution of Marina M.” (July 27, 2017)

A young Russian poet comes of age amidst the turbulence of revolution in Janet Fitch’s excellent new novel