I think I made someone mad…
I sorry CSB…
Just wondering away….
As I drive around this beautiful country of ours it’s needless to say that I have lots of time and miles to do nothing but let my mind wander to and
fro about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Not really…I spend a lot of that time munching on Cheetos, listening to audio books, radio classics, ESPN and trying to find an unobservable place to pee.
I just bought me a little notepad to jot things down when I think of something I’d like to write about. I heard or read somewheres that all writers or authors worth their salt have a little pad of their own for just such inspirations.
Ever since I became the greatest thing to hit the Land of WordPressia since the delete button I have become more interested in what people have to say thru their words and HOW they say it.
I have come to the conclusion that y’all are all a bunch of hacks and have no talent whatsoever and should be euthanized as soon as possible….
I have been amazed at the level of talent, the range of interests and the sense of community that I have been blessed to become a part of.
The followers of my blogs are a loyal bunch.
I get good advice, critiques and praise for a job well done.
The rest of you suck!
The blogs, poems, photography, poetry (is that the same thing as a poem?) subjects, feelings, opinions, stories, rants and general artistry of the
contributing writers is, too put it simply, a little over-whelming for the new guy.
I don’t mean that in a mean way.
The level of sophistry I have witnessed thru this blogging medium has actually increased my admiration for the authors that I adore, and appreciate
the level of understanding for their commitment and craft.
It’s amazing to me that people can actually stay focused on a project long enough to write a novel.
The passion to create must be like a drug or sex toy or something….
Hell, I can’t stay focused long enough to…
Just for fun, here are my favorite books (to this point) and authors in order:
5) Stephen King (The Shining, November 22 1963, The Stand, Dr. Sleep)
4) John Grisham (A Time to Kill, A Painted House, Sycamore Row)
3) Alexander Dumas’ (The Count of Monte Cristo) [note: I Will be reading (listening) to the 3 Musketeers soon]
2) Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci or Jack Higgins (I just like spy novels)
1) Charles Dickens/John Steinbeck (David Copperfield, Grapes of Wrath)
When I start to get too big for my britches I will think Of Chuck and John’s awesome talents… then kill myself…
If I could ever hope to be a pimple on their ass, I would be a happy pimple.
It is wondrous to see the true gift of human thought….What can be thought up, can be created.
In ANY form.
I am humbled by the total beauty that can be described thru the words of man or woman.
Are all writers artists?
It’s hard to say. There are so many levels of talent and ways for people to express themselves that I don’t see how anyone can make a real guess about it.
Here’s what I say…
Anyone that uses their mind for the ADVANCEMENT of art, words, music, or even invention, with the intent of enriching the lives of others is an
Tell me if I’m stretching it here.
Here is the perfect…pure artist:
A) A 3 year old using finger paint whose art makes it to the fridge door and Mommy love’s it.
B) The man that created the remote control for the TV
C) And whoever came up with the idea for musical instruments and the first written word.
Man…I believe some things are just gifts from….well, providence I guess.
The great part is that there are so many people that ‘want’ to share their talents and gifts with others without one SINGLE selfish intent.
I’m in it for the chicks…
Of course there are those few (millions) that like to be recognized for their work and appreciated. Perfectly natural says I.
I will accept worship and animal sacrifice…but, I’m high maintenance, needy and narcissistic…
But you already know this…
There are others that actually don’t care if they ever become famous or even published.
Like those trashy bloggers for example…
I think blogging has opened the world to all kinds of possibilities of thought and creativity.
The immediacy in the transmission of ideas from one crank to another is going to…wait…
I didn’t mean it like that…
PC version: Opening up contributions and discussion from writer to reader.
Spreading the words….
Oh man I just thought of this…
Fertilizing the mind with internet bullhockey (Get it?)
I wonder how long it took for Charles Dickens to get his book published, or even printed?
Hmmm, I might have to find a biography about him.
Let me look real quick.
That’s weird…they say he was a “tragic figure”.
Is that the same thing as published?
Wow…I didn’t know Dickens was only 58 when he died…
Anywho… (Listen to David Copperfield at Audible.com…it’s excellent!)(Count of Monte Cristo too)
Dang…now I’ve lost my chain of thought…
See what I mean about focus…?!
Hey look! A squirrel!!