You may of noticed that I enjoy writing. I know that it seems strange to some of my friends and to others it makes perfect sense. Whether you are alarmed, pleased, or just amused, know that I have always enjoyed writing, I just haven’t always expressed myself this formally. It seems that the older I get, the more I enjoy rambling about literalogically. Don’t even try to look that word up, I just made it up.
If you have been one of my Facebook friends then you already know that I spent a good bit of energy this summer writing about a long-time elected official who poked at me long enough until I exploded with a series of investigative vignettes which exposed a long history of public corruption. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t particularly valuable, but it was incredibly fulfilling. Honestly, I don’t know how valuable it was because I honestly thought he would get beat handily anyway. I just grew tired of him attacking me for no reason. You know what they say about that…when someone hates you for no reason, give that SOB a reason!
Well, I did that pretty effectively and in the process I gained a couple hundred new Facebook friends. Most of them were enjoying the posts and patiently waiting for the next entry. Some were just curious and a few others were spy’s who were gathering intelligence. But regardless of people’s motivations, the whole process renewed a spark of enthusiasm for writing which had in some ways only surfaced when I needed to write technical or training manuals, business and bid proposals or professional letters. The encouragement I received was a little bit intoxicating and I was admittedly becoming somewhat obsessive over my desire to keep people informed.
After the election was over and the tyrant was defeated, it left me a bit deflated. I had become accustomed to being committed to a cause which was no more. Then, as if on cue, my son called me for a pep talk. That conversation led me to writing down some inspirational ideas which were tailored to his journey and after posting it on my FB page, I realized that others were finding some nuggets of useful stoicism here and there. Suddenly, people were asking me to start a blog. Personally, I know there are much better examples to follow than anything I could conjure up about myself. But, much like contemporary art, it’s not always the art that people find most interesting, sometimes it’s the colorful interpretations.
That said, I have no idea what will come next. Will it be more inspirational ideas or will it be about the law, technology, firearms, local issues, or just plain sarcasm? I have no idea. But, whatever it is, I hope that you will at least enjoy it enough to subscribe for more. It’s highly likely that the ensuing dialogue will provide far better and more entertaining insights than anything I could have ever written about. Plus, it’s worth every penny you’ll paying for it.