The first version of these pages was created in the mid 1990s, before there were any "social networking" sites, as a means of keeping friends and family in the US up to date on my life as an expatriate in France.  Now I've got a minimal "presence" in places like Facebook and Linkedin, but so long as I'm going to keep the domain operational for email, it's nice to have a space to put photos, music, and stuff that doesn't belong to someone with a corporate marketing interest.