Some may ask, “why write a blog if you have no intention of publicizing it, sharing it or even having its existence known to even the smallest group?” I would be happy to answer this if such a question is posed. The paradox is that if no one knows the blog exists, then no one could ever ask such a question. For now, I will leave the question unanswered while the search for my blog’s existence will be a quest for those completely bored out of their mind from everything else in the world to occupy their time.
For me, this blog will be an outlet for me to personally express myself, primarily through writing. I have a desire to write on a regular basis and have little interest in journaling, so I have made the decision to try my hand at blogging. My intention is that this blog will have a voice, but that voice will be all over the scales. Some days it will be high pitched, expressing a view I am strongly passionate about. Other days it will be a low, lumbering bass, meandering through general thoughts that pop into my mind which I feel the need to expressed in the written word. Some days it will be sharp, showing my critical side. I suspect that in most cases this side will be directed at those people who find themselves to be more important than anyone else believes them to be (a wordy synonym for politicians or those with undeserved celebrity). My voice may be flat, sharing a dull thought or story that moves no one other than to click on something else before they reach the end. Most days, I hope, my voice will be a pleasant combination of notes from high to low, moving up and down the scale mixed with a sharpness on some days that is not intended to offend and a flatness that encourages you sit back and ponder my words.
You, as the reader, should there ever be one or a small handful, should be free to criticize, comment, or even express agreement with my musings, my stories, my rants, and my praises. My only challenge to you is to make your posts constructive in an effort to move people’s ideas forward rather than pushing them back to places we should not return, make them respectful to the others who post before and after, and most of all, do your best not to read your own tone into every syllable posted with which you do not agree. Some people are very good expressing themselves clearly in written form, while others’ words are not always read with the same intent as the author. Be forgiving to your fellow participants, ask for clarification of needed, and participate when you are moved to do so.
If you are looking for an eclectic mix of writings and topics, I truly hope you enjoy what you find here. Everyone is welcome. I encourage you to share all your thoughts and ideas.