About

Updated on 07/16/2014.

Married (and very happily so) for 28 years (soon to be 29).
Servant to 3 cats.
2 offspring (one of each gender of human), both grown, and living away from home.
Dad still alive, and I really should visit him more often than I do.
Mom has passed beyond the veil of life.

I’m trying to grow the ability to write something (even if it isn’t very good, or well written) every day. I have found that by having a blog, it’s easier for me to convince myself to write something. Writing is a creative process. Writing fiction, or expressing thoughts, or making wishes. I do not pretend to speak the truth on these pages, in the words I write. Clearly, such things as fairy figurines coming to life at night while a person is asleep are pure fantasy. Porcelain fairy figurines do not come to life. But with imagination, and creative use of words, why not pretend that they can?

Other things I write will try to express my own point of view on some aspect of my life.  Something I’ve learned. Something I’ve seen. Something I think. You may not agree with me. You may not understand things as I mean for them to be understood. In fact, I do not expect you to. I expect you to form your own opinions. Your own views. Your own understanding of what I have written. That is your right. Your privilege. And it is my right, and privilege to express my views in what I write as effectively as I can.

For the most part, everything here will be written as prose, or free verse, and flash fiction. It prose won’t rhyme. It won’t be “poetry”. It won’t have a fixed meter. I do not pretend to be a poet. I do like to try to use line breaks, and paragraphs, to help convey any meaning I can in the words I use. Flash fiction will be very visible here. I’m a big fan of tiny stories.

If you watch, you’ll also find some bigger stories, written as tiny pieces, strung together. For ideas that don’t fit in a 500 word world.

People as me, “Do you have a goal?” and “What are you trying to accomplish?” Well, I have an answer. I’m trying to learn to live in a world I never made.

Mark.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. //”Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson//

    and

    //As for having a plan. I don’t. I just want to see where this leads me. Where I end up.//

    Love them both! I haven’t yet read any of your posts, but I hope you keep doing things just because you like to do it. All the best!

  2. Mark, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to customize your blog’s description on the list (or to decline).
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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