This blog is a step of faith. I always thought of myself as a “writer”, however, I haven’t really ever written anything. Sure, I’ve written a billion papers from years as an undergrad, Masters, and Doctoral student, but they weren’t what I would consider to be real “writing.”
I define “real writing” as anything that someone who looks like they enjoy the films of Woody Allen would do to earn a living. Since I only slightly like Woody Allen, full disclosure I love ‘Midnight in Paris’ because its like a Freshman English Class come alive, I’ve never written anything that would garner someone to give me a dime for my written thoughts.
I started this blog because I think I have something to say. I know we all believe that our opinions matter and that our observations are so smart they should be shared with the world. What makes me different, at least I think this makes me different, is that I’m 32 years old, married with four kids, overly educated in the social sciences, underpaid, and still unable to shake the burning feeling that my opinions are worthy of being read by the masses. This blog is essentially a “participation trophy” that I hope to turn in to a “most improve award” as I try to leap start my “writing career.” It’s the product of a liberal, we are all winners, and you can do anything you put your mind to, public education system run amok on word press. I hope you enjoy!
I think what will make this blog different is that the narrator, aside from being chubby and handsome, is a bit of an odd duck. I describe myself as a thirty two year old Born Again Christian/Pacifist/Socialist/Budding Scholar/Wannabe Intellectual/Not So Progressive Father and Husband. My life as a “die-hard” Born Again Christian with a passion for the Frankfurt School, Marxist philosophy, daily scripture readings, and professional wrestling, make my opinions wide ranging (maybe).
This blog, like so many clichés is a result of the times we are living in. As someone that has a deep faith that dictates the minutiae of my life I feel like voices like mine are missing from the popular and not so popular mainstream/underground media. I think success for this blog will be sitting back and saying to myself “yea, I would read a blog like mine if I was a guy like me.”
Anyway, this is the launching point that will hopefully set the town for the many blog posts to come. Putting your thoughts out to the universe can be a scary act. You have to start somewhere so why not start now.