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So who am I?

Nobody, at least, not yet. I’m “from” the midwest, about average height/weight/build/etc. I’ve graduated from a school or two, then started to (slowly) learn about things. I’ve done art; ceramics, drawing, animation, sculpture, design, and probably a few other things. I’ve done hard work; restaurants, construction, yardwork, again, probably a few more I’m forgetting. I’ve been an “administrator”, a “coordinator”, an “analyst”, an “operator”. I don’t know how any of that really defines me. I like to read; blogs, books, manuals, instructions, stories, histories, accounts. If it’s words, I’ll probably read it, at least for a little while.

This is where it gets interesting, at least for me. In a recent blog post Shawn Blanc talks about his writing and gave the following bit of wisdom; “Reading about writing is not the same as writing”. My whole life I want to be a creator. I’ve spent years at this point reading things by writers about how to write and ignoring their #1 comment:

To be a writer, you have to write.

So I’m writing. I don’t know where it will lead, or how long I’ll be able to continue to do it, but I’m starting.

What are you writing about?

Probably everything I can think about for awhile. I need to find my voice. I know my opinions, but formating them in a logical fashion is not commonly my strong suit. So this will be all about the things I know; mostly Macs, a little about good design, and general tech; gadgets and computers. Probably, hopefully just as much about the
things I don’t know but want to; InfoSec, good design, moving forward with creating, doing things, rather than more reading.