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Opinions & Otherwise

As a guy who pays attention for his living and talks about it as it's happening to a listening audience - you might not know that I'm also a guy who also loves to write. In fact to me, writing is an ultimate form of communication.

Truth be told, I started this adult life as a writer and outside of a few short things I write here and there, I've missed writing.

But because most people don't read as much these days as they do watch or listen or post or chat, and because lately I've not done nearly enough of that longer form writing part of my life that takes me back to different times and places which represented other good times in different times and places in this fortunate life of mine.  

And reliving that past is a good thing, in particular when life hits what Peter Pan finally has accepted as an advanced age.

So, yes I'm starting this to expand my own personal means of expression. An exercise in egotism.   

And, so I'll be expressing my own "deep thinkin'", as a great philosopher friend of mine says and does.

But you're also invited.

This writing thing is also me reaching out to my friends, old and new - and those yet to be - so I'm encouraging we should also share communication here, whenever you feel like saying something that you're "deep thinkin'". 

And, I'll post it here for anyone else who comes here to read.

Just as I encourage folks to reach out to our broadcasts, and many do, I'm doing the same encouraging here.

Connections matter. 

I hope you'll enjoy whatever I choose to express in this space, as I hope you enjoy our broadcasts of Niceville High School sports, in all their seasons.

But this is not necessarily about that, although I do hope to introduce you to things you haven't seen or heard.

And FYI...This is not going to be one of those blogs that's a platform for problems. 

It's off the beaten path. Solution-driven, not problem focused. Inspirational when I can be.

And I will do my best to keep it there.

When I write on sport, I will not criticize any hard working athlete or a coach, despite whatever personal opinions I may have or think.

So, yeah there are a lot of people writing blogs thse days. It's also an exercise in 21st century diary keeping.

This blog is born this day, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (exactly 20 days before the 70th anniversary of my birth) to continue to fulfill the promise of the mantra, established more than 20 years ago and what has been my ongoing communication intention, now more than 20 years deeper into a communication career.

"Educate. Enlighten. Empower. Everyday."

I'll be "write back" tomorrow, with something on my mind...