Who Do I Think I Am?
How dare you!?! You're probably saying. How dare you start a blog in this pandemic. Well, yeah, I need to write. So sue me. I've experienced a lot of things in my life and want to share them these experiences and thoughts with others. Some things you may or may not agree with and I'm OK with that. I understand. That's what makes life so great. We can disagree. We don't always have to see eye-to-eye.
I've been writing as long as I can remember. I used to write what would be called "Fan-Fiction" now when I was younger. I would rewrite comics I loved to read into short stories. I've started so many book projects and screenplays that if I ever would get some confidence I would probably sell one or two. I'm related to some amazing writers. No, I don't care to drop names. You'd recognize them though if I said them aloud.
My mother taught me from a young age to respect the written word. She was a child of The Depression and books were rare to own back then. She collected books and as much as I wish I could say I had them all, she got rid of a lot of them throughout life. She never really kept the ones I would want now unfortunately. My goal here is simple; get back to writing and build my chops back so that those crazy book ideas in my head can come out and I can one day, get at least one out with my name on it. Stay tuned.
Where Am I?
That's a great question. I was born in Florida, grew up in Texas, moved to Alabama. I call myself a transplanted Texan. I wasn't in Florida long enough to experience all the great things life can teach you. Houston is another story. I'm a dad. I've worked since I was 13 in some form or another. I've written for some great magazines and some not so great. I've met people from all walks of life and along the way, I've learned things. I taught myself also. I've tried to instill in my three boys to be open-minded, take everything as a learning experience and treat others as you would want to be treated. I'm proud of them immensely and if you know me, you know how much I talk about them. I also have great friends. People from all walks of life. And that's what makes life as a whole so great. It's people that cross your paths that can teach you and you can share in great stories. Stories like you'll find here. Stories I hope you'll enjoy.