A Letter From The Author

A Letter From The Author

Originally published 2011 

What I write here is a collection of memories, stories, tales (some of them may be taller than others), opinions and contradictions. Some will be from the past, not so distant past, present and possibly I may even make up a story or two about the future. I will from time to time change names and facts to protect others.

One of my favorite lines from a movie is from Tombstone. Doc Holiday says, “…my hypocrisy knows no bounds”.

There is no greater truth that people deny about themselves more than their own hypocrisy. I’ve decided to embrace mine here on this very blog.

I’m still learning this life; however, the only things I can hold onto as a truth is what I know at this very moment. And what I know at this very moment is;

Not all relationships are made to last
Dreams are powerful
There are no gods
I die inside when my kids get hurt or sick
I love my wife
I love my kids
All I want to do is sit and stare at trees
We have to be taught to be nice
We know how to hurt others
If you hold a globe upside down, it is not really upside down.
Our perspectives are not our own.
North does not mean up
South does not mean down
East does not mean right
West does not mean left…

This is not a comprehensive list of what I know. Just a start. What I learn today may change or add to what is above. I may have an epiphany about an event that took place ten years ago and it too will change what is above. 

What I write on this blog I don’t say because I think it is witty, because I think you should know or even care. I’m just stringing some words together to distract myself and you from our impending doom. That’s all.*

*This line is taken and paraphrased from Todd Snider’s Storyteller CD, but the rest of the blog post is totally my own. I promise.

© 2011 Westerman Publishing