Ah, just what the world needs – another blogger! I have no illusions that anyone will read any of my essays. Nor do I think any of my opinions have any merit. My reason for writing is just that I have an irresistible urge to write. I would like to learn to write well. All great authors say that the only way to do that is to put the seat of your pants in the chair and start typing! This blog gives me an incentive and a structure for doing so. My goal is to learn the craft well enough to deserve the name “Riveting Reading”. It’s not a description, just a finish line to keep me running. Hopefully I will improve as I go along. Perhaps you will read something you like. If so , let me know. If not, well, there are other blogs much better than mine to move on to. Oh, and one more thing: everything here is copyrighted and must not be copied without my permission. But you knew that.