My intentions

Why am I here?  Because I’m under some kind of illusion that I can use this blog as a tool to did I just publish?

Okay.  Well if you’re lucky, or weirdly obsessed with my humor already, then you just witnessed the above text being published on accident before I could finish the post.

Why don’t I edit it out and act like nothing happened, you may ask?  Because f-ups like this are friggin funny and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fun.  Especially if you’re reading this drunk or sleep deprived or something of the like or combination of the like.  Because I believe in authenticity!  Which is why when I update my ‘About’ it will probably still have the old ‘About’ below it.

Let’s start over:

Why am I here?  Because I’m under some kind of illusion that I can use this blog as a tool to discipline myself into writing regularly in order to pacify my many fans.  Fans like my mom who will follow my work until I die, it doesn’t matter if she dies first, my mother WILL make a point of following my career from beyond the grave.  It’s awesome!  And creepy!  Like Tim Burton(?) I can never decide how I feel about Tim Burton. and like Sam (who has just started following me).  And I believe that when I write books, those fans will come flocking to bookstores, online ordering services, and e-readers just to get their mitts on my work and pay actual money for it.  

As this blog progresses, you will find:

  • flash fiction
  • poetry
  • short stories…..maybe.  We’ll see about that.
  • weird stories from work
  • weird stories from life
  • commentaries on everything


Do I really have faith in my talent?

  • Yes-ish.

Do I really believe that I will fix all the bugs on this blog and update my Almost Educated Facebook page which is available on the highlighted words in this sentence?

  • Maybe!

Do I think I’ll actually gain a decent following so that you will buy eventually existent crap?

  • No!
  • I really don’t
  • I’m pretty sure I will have a religious following from my parents, my grandpa, my ex’s parents who are also friends with my parents so really I could lump them into the friends-of-parents category, but I want to beef up my imaginary following SOMEHOW, and other friends of my parents.  I don’t really know who is comfortable with having their names online, so I’m just not going to touch that potential discomfort.
  • But that will basically be it.  Sure there will be my friends who occasionally read because something popped up on their newsfeed.  But I doubt they will be regulars.

The above is an accurate representation of how much confidence I have in this project.

But probable failure hasn’t stopped me before.  And that’s why I have mostly C’s on my George Fox University transcripts which are basically meaningless now that I’ve graduated and have no intention of going to grad school ever.


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