A while ago, maybe 35 years, I decided to become a writer. But, that is not the kind of thing that a person should just jump into. It requires planning, and dedication. My plan involved getting stuck in a series of dead end jobs, doomed relationships, and suicidal addictions to gather the proper experience. It was a smashing success, too. Experience piled up all around me.
Then something odd happened, I met the person who would become my wife, and she made me happy. Next, I got a good job at a place that gives me plenty of room to be myself, and that made pretty happy. And in the words of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen "now a life of leisure and a pirate's treasure don't make much for tragedy." But, I can live with that.
And about four years ago, I started a blog. Which is writing, so I can cross off that goal. And it made me feel pretty good about myself. It was not at all what I had planned, it was more happy, less angry, more hope and promise, less doom and gloom, and I can live with that.
It taught me a lot about life, and a lot about myself. It allowed a certain amount of self examination, and introspection. It was much easier to understand how I felt as the words flowed onto the screen. I want people to be happy, and I want things to work out for everybody, and that surprised me. I always thought I was much more callous, and indifferent.
So, the next step in this long journey to self delusion is a self published novel. I am about 10 chapters into it, and it is great, I love it. This may just have been the next addiction in a long line of habits. And as far as books go it may stink but, it is me, and I can live with that. And I owe it to the bloggers I met here, the support they offered, and the help they provided. So thank you all.
If you do not write a blog, and are thinking about it, jump right in. You will learn some things that may amaze you, and you will be surprised at how easy it really is, if you just try. Their are things inside that want to see the light of day, the fame of the blogosphere, and you should let them.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Another step in the journey.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.