Well, is appears that I have not managed to put anything up here for ages – well six months or so. Perhaps I need to make a new years resolution, something I am not keen on doing, to post more regularly on here. I have a lot of things I would like to write about. In particular I would like to blog about the reading that I do and the reading lists that I am working on. I am also interested in writing and have started working on a few things. This is a bit of a miracle since I was always told at secondary school that I had no imagination and could not write (essays). Technically I had little problem, but the imagination side of it always let me down. I preferred to write factual things. I always found a way to turn at least a few of the essay questions in my exams into a means to write factually and so removed the requirement for much imagination.
Nowadays I find that I spend a lot more of my life fantasizing and imagining things (dreaming) and with a little luck my ability to write fiction has improved. I suppose I always liked the truth and could not bring myself to make things up. Now I am older, perhaps more bitter and cynical, I find that making things up is a lot better than facing the truth of real life sometimes.
So, here is what I hope will be the start of a little more regular posting. Maybe I should try to post once or twice a week to start with and then work towards daily posting. Really it should not take a lot of time out of my day. The real struggle will be finding things to write about that might interest anybody other than me. Still, I shouldn’t worry about that. If I write what interests me then people have the choice to read if they are interested, or to not read if they aren’t. Of course any comments, especially positive, constructive ones will always be gratefully received.