Everyone has a story to share.
Whether by way of writing, singing, dancing, acting, painting or puppetry, an experience is longing to be shared.
How I tell my story.
During my childhood, drawing was how my creativity was expressed. By sketching comic book heroes, cartoon characters and landscapes, my young mind was forming stories. At the time, it was my way of revealing a crate that revealed the world around me. My hustling younger sister would sell my sketches for a quarter to her grade school classmates. Not until I was much older did I realize that she was the first to encourage my expressive outlets. She believed in me before I even knew what I was really doing.
Writing came not long after I discovered my love of books. I was so enthralled by the way words pulled my imagination into so many different directions, “Such beautiful words placed together just right, to form beautiful scenes. I want to do that too,” was my thought growing up.
Why I write.
I’ve always shared stories with others, it’s why I travel, for the need of new experiences. I love hearing stories from my elders. As I get older, I find myself wanting to share all my ups and downs, so others can either be inspire or at least be entertained. As the years go by, I envision myself as the old man with never ending wondrous stories.
Throughout my life, I knew one thing for sure; I may not be the smartest person in a room, but with the experience I seeked, wisdom was sure to follow.
It’s what brought me to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with zero, I mean nada, zilch, nichts hiking or camping experience. Some called it a foolish move, I say, ignorance is bliss. It has given me a new way of living… a new subject of stories to share.
Why I blog.
To continue doing what I love to do, tell stories. give potential readers of my books a solid idea of how I express with words the beauty I experienced. The fact is, I can’t expect people to quickly run to a bookstore or stroll over to a laptop and order my book without first knowing something about the author.
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Peace, Love & All That Good Stuff!
If you’re interested in reading more about my wacky, yet adventurous AT experience, check out my memoir, ‘ The Unlikely Thru-Hiker‘.