1) “If you don’t write it down, it never happened.”

2) “Doctors keep people alive; storytellers keep civilizations alive.”

3) “Read all you want; I’ll make more.”

These are three quotes that I live by/believe/thought would look clever in print.  From this point on, this will be the least informative place you’ll visit on the net.  If you don’t leave now, you’ll ask yourself why not?  And if you come back, you’re sure to ask yourself why?

Yet you will be drawn back, if for no other reason than to see what mindless drivel I’ll throw up here next (regurgitation pun intended).  There will be short stories, op/ed pieces and even the occasional ceviche recipe.  None of it will be of benefit to you, it will hurt going down, and you’ll subject yourself to more — kind of like eating glass (except for the  ‘subjecting yourself to more’ part, I guess).   There’s no theme for this blog, unless you count “I like to write and am arrogant enough to think you’ll want to read what I have to say, so I’m going to write what comes to me, and you’ll just have to decide for yourself whether or not this place is for you.”

I like comments, so comment.  Unless you’re mean.  Then just be quiet.  Kidding; you can comment too.  I’ll just block you.  Really.

I have ESP, telekinesis, and can breathe underwater.  Oh, and I have a really, really big — you know (winks) — vocabulary.  Cut it out…this isn’t that kind of blog.

This blog also thumbs its virtual nose at SEO (Search Engine Optimization, if you’re not from around these parts).  There will be no SEO on these pages, unless I do it by accident.  If you want that sort of thing, check out USNews or the New York Times online.  They’re pretty good at that stuff.  I prefer the “see if YOU can find ME” approach to blogging.

Anyhow, it’s late, so I’m heading to bed.  You should go, too.