New Shiny

2017 brought many “new” things to my life. New name, new house, new car, new marriage, new promotion, new hobbies, and a new grandchild. Figured with a new year, may as well continue the tradition and create a new blog.

My name is Z and welcome to my narcissistic outlet. This is where I talk about me, my life, my thoughts and whatever else tickles my fancy.

But why?

This is my therapy. I’ve learned writing has been an effective method for examining my mind (when I get off my ass and actually write). Ye ‘ole brain pan is often a cacophony of thoughts, feelings and ideas bouncing around like a thousand rubber balls trapped in a tiny room made of trampolines. Writing is the radio tuner which enables me to sort through the radio static to find something coherent.

Another reason is that some of the people who mean the most to me really enjoy my writing. C’mon, there isn’t better motivation than bringing joy to the ones you love.

I also write in the off-chance that I can bring that joy to some individual randomly surfing the Internet. Maybe they’ll be moved by a story about my past, or learn something new from an article explaining a scientific or technical concept, or maybe something else entirely. Writing is the most effective method I’ve found for me to connect with the world. Since I often feel like an alien, this brings the motivation circle right back to therapy.

Who the Hell am I Anyway?

Just your average, every day, mid-western meat popsicle.

I’m a maladjusted, depressed, likely mildly autistic man who’s learned enough to do a fairly passable job of making all those adjectives not so obvious should we meet in person.  I only say this because I’ve had people tell me I don’t seem that awkward in person, though I’ve also learned that people will outright lie just to make you feel better, so take that sentence with a grain of salt.   Anyway, I’ve done pretty well considering those challenges have been around for most of my life.

I’m an enigma.  People freak me out, but my entire career has been dedicated to serving others.  I’m considerate and thoughtful, when I’m not being an inconsiderate bastard.  I’m a vulgarian who can write eloquently.  My wisdom is almost as great as my ignorance.

I also fix computers.

And so it begins…

So thanks for stopping by.  Stay as long or as short as you like.  It is, after all, your time being spent, so please spend it wisely.  You don’t know how much time you have left.