Hmmm. So this is a blog... I'll have to get used to talking to no one (or all of you). Will anyone actually read what I say or am I alone in the desert? What do you do in such cases? We'll see what inspiration brings. As I'm working on ESRI's GIS Portal Toolkit I run into things around metadata, OGC specs, and such. I'm also trying to think about how GIS Portals and catalogs can help people find geospatial resources that aren't discoverable through your regular search engines. Those will be the kinds of topics I'll talk about here.