The rest will be a little tricky; I loves me some internet anonymity. I started this blog to serve as a lash to drive me to write against my own lazy nature, never expecting anyone to actually read it.
All the advice out there seems to insist that to run a “successful” blog, that one needs to specialize in a certain topic. I will not be doing that here. My interests are varied, sometimes contradictorily so, and so my writings reflect that. The hope is that people might read something they wouldn’t ordinarily, and discover a new interest they didn’t know they had, as has happened to me numerous times.
As for my writing, I started out writing awful poetry (that will never ever be posted here), moved on to short stories and now primarily write the sort of essays that can be found here and three novels-in-progress. One would be sort of a working class Mad Men, one is something of a metaphysical love story and the last is a man who suffers a horrific childhood trauma and chooses to stifle the damage from it, and the book documents the end stages of his coming apart decades after the incident.
As for me, the less said the better. I don’t want anything about myself or my background to color anyone’s opinions about the veracity of my writing. That said, I can’t seem to avoid being irreverent and willfully idiotic about most everything I write. If you can’t bring yourself to joke around about something important to you, I’d argue that it’s not actually as important to you as you think it is. I’d also probably be wrong, but I often am.
I will say that when I’m not here, I’m either tending, feeding or rescuing bats. Mexican free tails, big browns, a myotis, Jamaican, African and Egyptian fruit bats, an Indian flying fox, Carollias, etc. Whatever kind needs us. It’s new yet and I’m still learning, but thus far it seems like a perfect fit for me.