Why Blog?

Friday, September 2, 2011

I have always wanted to write, just about in any genre around which I could wrap my words. I don’t know that I was a good communicator, but I could be fluent. I remember a high school English teacher commenting on an essay, “you have the gift of blarney.” I knew what that meant, but I figured that I could spin that to my advantage. And, I have managed to enjoy a good deal of that gift over the past forty years as student, teacher and administrator.

Now, I want to get serious and write. I do not mean that it is time to write and get serious. Far from that… I have a few projects that I want to try. I want to dive in with a family-inspired, historical piece. Not all of the writing will be non-fiction. I believe that it will be the truth…told sideways…

I suppose that I started writing as a hobby last year in September when I presented an essay on the saber at the First Annual Liddell Reunion. In this image you see a civil war saber that belonged to my great, great grandfather. Look for the essay a little later today.



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