Well, website I guess; or maybe it’s a brain dump? Repository of nonsense? A library for my soul? Whatever it’s called, this is it, and thank you for dropping by.
Truth told, though, as happy as I am that you’re taking the time to read these words, I’m doing this for myself and no one else. With kids underfoot, work over head, and life all-consuming, I needed to find an outlet that would allow me to be free, creative and, perhaps, a little bit alone; albeit in some sort of pubic forum. I consider this a club house for my mind.
Let me be very clear on the front end of this whole thing: I love my life. I have a loving and supportive wife, two undeniably beautiful-in-every-way hilarious children who warm my heart at every possible moment. I have a secure job, a roof over my head, food on my plate and the best friends and family anyone could ask for. So, no, this isn’t a platform I’ve created to escape some unwanted reality; this is my creative output. My release. Perhaps more to the point it is the driving force to ensure that, during a time in our lives when lockdowns are a recurring reality and creative output is sparse, I feed the part of me that needs to think creatively, explore the world, find new things and, I admit: entertain.
Now, full transparency – I’ve never built a website before and I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. But I’m not going to apologize for that; that’s part of my adventure. I’m learning as I go and if you want to tag along for the ride, than hop on board, admission is free. How often will I post? No clue, and I’m not going to promise any regular cadence, so, as with any media platform these days, check back obsessively during your work hours and see what is new in-store. As inspiration strikes, you’ll read about it. What topic will I cover? I’m equally unsure about that…save for the aforementioned interests, I may decide to take up gardening, snowboarding, get a tattoo, publish a children’s book (cough-it’s in the works-cough, cough), who knows!?! Whatever it is, I’ll publish it here. Or, I won’t, we’ll just wait and see.
All in all, my goal here is to create a somewhat easy to navigate platform that will allow me to document the things I enjoy most, in no particular order: Writing. Food. Adventure. Family. Nonsense. Comedy.
I encourage you to explore what this site has to offer and, while I welcome feedback and encourage comments, I will re-iterate that this was created for me, a 40-year old man who, though can keep up with the best of them and has been known to set a trend or two now and again, is not who you would necessarily refer to as “hip”. I don’t own a Tamagotchi, I have always been partial to cardigans and I don’t know which Kardashian is which. Which also reminds me: I don’t have Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, Snapchat, My Space, or ICQ, so don’t bother trying to get me trending. Been there, done that, made my millions and I’ve moved on.
So, happy reading, and thanks for stopping in!