I am glad you stopped past my site. Since a child,
story-telling flowed through my veins, so much so, that I became a print media journalist. I worked radio and television
also, but writing owned my imagination. Since that time, thousands of stories flowed from my mind and appeared in newspapers,
magazines and books around the country thanks to the Associated Press and others. I eventually left my writing career
because it didn't pay well for a man with a family but I never stopped writing, I scribbled and typed stories about anything
and everything whenever I had a chance.
Why I Write
I write because
it is too painful not to do so. I write because it is the only conventional valve for relieving the world's indifference to
me and mine. I write because I was never very good with my fists and bruising with words is more palatable to me. I write
because I read. I read, so I can write. Daily, I read the world and its words. I write to ease my pain and the pain I know
resides within the hearts of others much stronger than me. I write because it makes me happy, I write because not to do so
is to abandon a talent that can be useful to others, for I am not brave.
I lack the strength to be
on the front lines, not the courage. I write because I can admit this to myself and know that my talents can help to further
learning and understanding, and yes, to even rock the boat enough to throw comfortable passengers into the seas of understanding
without drowning in the directionless whirlpools of discordance and divisiveness when there is so little time. I write for
those who cannot speak for themselves. I write for those who cannot see or will not see. I write because the universe commands
that I do. I write for because my pen is my sword designed to cut a path in the undergrowth of ignorance, arrogance and inanity.
Writing are the bricks and mortar that allow me to build, just as it is my hammer to destroy injustice and mistreatment. I
write because I love the sound of words, spoken or written. I write because it is what I do, but mostly I write because it
is my love.
Just as words flow to the phrase and the phrase to the sentence, the sentence to the paragraph
and the paragraph to the grand story--there is power in words. Over the years, stories, essays and theses from my mind,
but many of them rest only with me. "Sincerely Yours," is my attempt at sharing my love for the written word with
you in hopes that it may enlightened, encompass or invite you into worlds unconsidered. This is my life spun out in verbs, nouns
and adjectives to introduce myself to you.