Monday, May 21, 2007

My first time

Greetings all --

This is my first attempt at blogging. If there is anyone at all out there even remotely interested in reading my ramblings and musings, let be be the first to apologize for not being a computer geek. (I could barely sign in). I will consider this my first posting, as last nights virginal post was the result of an alcohol induced suggestion during the course of a fun-filled evening. I have been laboring over what to call my little corner of cyberspace. Everything I came up with was incredibly tacky or just plain stoopid. As luck would have it, while standing in line at Taco Bell, attempting to fill by body with the worst possible food for it, I looked down a the book I was reading (mainly to catch another glimpse of the very handsome man on the front). The book was "Going the Other Way" by Billy Bean. The author was a former major league baseball player for the L.A. Dodgers, San Diego Padres and the Detroit Tigers, before coming out of the closet. The reason I was reading this book is that that is exactly where I am in my life. Not that I am a big sports fan, but Billy's book has truly been a revelation for me. Who woulda thunk that a 38 year old, white boy in the South could identify with a major leaguer, but the truth is I can (obviously not about the baseball part). I now look at Billy as a true role model. As was touched on in the book, heroes are created out of circumstances. Role models are those who live a life worth emulating. Billy is my role model. The more I thought about it, the more this title seemed perfect for me. So Billy, if you are out there and ever get wind of this, know that this little blog is in honor of you. I encourage everyone to read this memoir of a great man. For me, it will occupy a special place amongst my best loved books.

For me, hopefully this spot will serve as a place to put down a few thoughts and hopefully (maybe) someone will read it and have something to say. I guess that's all for now.

And that's the way it is...

Creative Thinker


dandelionink said...
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DanNation said...

Hey - welcome to the wonderful world of blogging - it's nice to be on your blogroll - be in touch!



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