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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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by David on September 3, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Mike, hate to say this but it is pretty late in the day and no sabre story………still praying for you and Mary.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Mary Ellen on September 3, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I see this and think…Antiques Road Show 🙂

    Reply

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