Thursday, December 03, 2015


My blog has never been centered on just one subject. I started it mainly to discuss my wanderings around the land in search of natural beauty, and to comment from time to time on my work as a writer. But there were times when I'd speak about my job as a letter carrier for the Postal Service. And I ended up writing quite a bit about my side-hobby of comic book collecting.

The thought of splitting off another blog or two to cover one subject exclusively has occurred to me, but I didn't really want to do that. Why split up what there is of my small audience?

Also, I have to admit that I started the blog as an exercise to keep me writing during those times when I might have writers block and couldn't produce any fiction. I figured that working on musings about my hobbies and day-to-day life would get the creative juices flowing and out would come some high-quality fiction. And this proved to be true. Often I would turn out my blog and then move smoothly on to working a novel or short story.

Thus, I let the blog be just about anything it wanted to be. One day about my latest trip to find solitude in the wilderness. The next about the goat farm I visited outside town. Or something funny that happened at work. And then on again to talk about my travel trailer and getting it ready for another camping trip.

I think I'll keep it moving along those lines, and working on it will keep my fingers ready to work on my latest novel.

Mills River Campground, Pisgah National Forest.

My copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1.

Upper Rock Creek Falls.

Don't bug me, man. I'm writin'.

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