I sometimes find myself thinking that we each and every one of us on this merrily spinning ball are conducted our very own circus with the people around us in our lives. It’s as useful a notion as any for a frameword through which to view and talk about life. It’s been a busy weekend for my pseudonym that lives and writes about things I never ever talk about on this blog or publicly under this name. I feel a tiny bit guilty about neglecting this blog and all of my friends in all of my networks. Though like a kid playing hooky it does feel kind of wonderful to slip into and live under my pseudonym for a few hours at a time and to repeat the trick again and again. If I were just a teensy bit more pompous I’d no doubt have been a terrible actor who believed to his dying day that he was a great Shakespearean. I feel blessed in having long ago realized that writing is what I do best. I will never claim that I write as well as any of the great writers I am forever reading. But I write as well as I can and leave it for my readers to judge how compelling my stories, how well I hold your attention, how much I make you think.
So my apologies for neglecting you while my pseudonym has been having a good time and keeping me away from the computer 🙂 One of the most difficult things to do well in writing is to change the subject and seamlessly blend three discrete topics in three discrete paragraphs into a single flowing blog post that grabs and engages your readers and shares a little bit of useful information, a bit of good humor and perhaps causes some readers to think a new thought or two. I’ve come to realize that the three hundered word three-fer is a rather distinct art form. And I honestly feel guilty on a day like today, where I will top out right around 350 words, without having said much of anything at all other than I’ve been busy under another name. I find it so strange when I hear all of these people talk about using only one name ever online. And I have to think that some parts of their lives must be inescapably dull if they share every bit of it with all of their Facebook friends.