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.

So who am I? Most people answer that question by saying what they do for a living. What I do to pay the bills does not define me.  Rather, I define myself as an artist and gardener.  It happens that I have done these things professionally in the past and may again in the future. But right now I do them simply for the joy of it and I think it is what we love that defines us.  And now I write for the joy of it, as well. Maybe someday, after I practice a bit, I might be bold enough to define myself as an artist, a gardener and a writer. I hope the joy comes through as you read. Perhaps you will read something you like.  If so, that will make both of us happy. If not, well, there are other blogs much better than mine; it’s easy enough to move on.

Oh, and one more thing: everything here is copyrighted and must not be copied without my permission.  But you knew that.


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