November 21, 2012

My Adventure

I haven't picked up a good book in a while.  I call it a "reading slump".  But in an effort to minimize the amount of electronics time before bed and to relax my brain rather than overstimulate it with a USA Today Crossword on the ipad,  I picked up my first book in months.  Our personal library is limited, so I went with "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell.  I've read all of Gladwell's other books, and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Not even through the book's preface, I read this paragraph, and it stuck with me.  It perfectly describes my writings, and sometimes ramblings, on this blog...

"... Nothing frustrates me more than someone who reads something of mine or anyone else's and says, angrily, "I don't buy it." Why are they angry? Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade.  Not the kind of writing that you'll find in this book, anyway.  It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head - even if in the end you conclude that someone else's head is not a place you'd really like to be.  I've called these pieces adventures, because that's what they are intended to be.  Enjoy yourself."

This is my happy place.  A place for my writings, my adventures. And whether you love them, hate them or maybe even "don't buy [them]", I hope I have succeeded in engaging you, in making you think, or, at least, in giving you a glimpse into my adventurous, somewhat crazy, but altogether amazing, life.


1 comment

  1. If I could "like" this post, I would. Awesome Mar. Xxx


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