If I were to sit down and make a list of some of the things I am and want to be, I think that list could go on forever. Very early in life I fell in love with airplanes and through the gracious forbearance of my parents, managed to earn a pilot’s license before I graduated from high school. But you know what they say about the best laid plans; before I had a chance to pursue making a career out of flying, Viet Nam intervened and I spent 4 years in the Air Force as a weather observer and, later, serving on a combat weather team supporting Army aviation units and Air Force Forward Air Controller Units in Viet Nam.
After the war, facing the prospect of earning a living, I got an accounting degree and became a CPA working mostly in the defense industry, not doing doing tax returns. I did some flying, on and off, even owned a Mooney Mark 20 (a great airplane) at one time, but economics got in the way of that. Along the way, I became Catholic, after growing up Presbyterian, and now am beginning an investigation of the Orthodox faith.
Now, I live in Colorado, am retired, and have begun pursuing another life long interest, writing. This blog is, basically, a place to post my efforts learning to be a writer. The experience of anyone who happens to come by here might be very much like looking over my shoulder as I do writing practice and respond to writing prompts I find that intrigue me. Nothing here should be considered a final product, only an experiment. Posts probably will reflect my background, my transition from Catholicism to Orthodoxy and my experience living in Colorado, but not necessarily. In any case, nothing here is to be taken too seriously, it’s a work in progress. If you don’t like it, call it the lack of oxygen in this thin air, call it ineptitude, call it what you will, but please remember, it’s just an experiment, think of it as my personal playpen.
A bit of housekeeping information — my goal is to post at least once a week; however, I write close to a thousand words nearly everyday and, if I think there’s something worth sharing from there, or if I find a writing prompt that I find particularly interesting, I’ll post more often. I don’t plan to keep a fixed schedule other than a minimum of once every week, rather I’ll just post as the spirit, and my muse, moves me. If you’d like to contact me, feel free to use this easy form.