Getting Started

What to say?

Getting down the first words is always the hardest part of writing. Finding a suitable topic for a first blog entry is a magnified version of that conundrum. The first step defines the journey — even if it only means that the journey will eventually have to loop back on itself. In which direction should I head?

I have never been a diarist, so this will be a new discipline. I do have some credentials for this exercise, however. I like to think of myself as a frequent contributor to the New York Times. That is: I am regularly moved to send editorial letters to the editor. Sadly, he is never moved to publish them; which explains why you’re not as familiar with my (mostly political) ranting as you ought to be. If this pisses you off as much as it does me, feel free to take this up with the Times Letters Editor, Thomas Feyer.

How about that! I’m done with my first posting and still have yet to write about anything. This is going to be easier than I thought.

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