I am a writer and creator who has lived long enough to acquire a wide range of experiences and develop interests in a number of different fields. Professionally, I’ve written pieces on tax preparation, employee handbooks, plumbing product descriptions, holiday gift guides and the occasional limerick. In my occupation as a web content writer, I work with a handful of contractors to provide content for a wide range of clients.
While I find some assignments easier to compose than others, I relish the diversity that comes my way. The wisdom of our ancestors holds that variety is the spice of life, and I like my life well seasoned. I’ve worked as a performer in drama, dance, puppeteering and pantomime. In most of these performing arts, I have also spent time teaching and directing. These experiences also inform my writing.
While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I heard an anecdotal tale about Dr. B. F. Skinner, the renowned behaviorist. His first degree was in English, but he found that he needed something about which to write. He then pursued psychology, where he found his topic and became not only a prolific writer but one of the most influential psychologists of his time. My love of learning and constant pursuit of new experiences is the way in which I, like Skinner, find something worth writing. On this blog, I’ll share a variety of creative works that I hope you’ll find more interesting than an employee handbook or tax preparation guide. Stay tuned for new creations. As my friend Fr. Matthew Ruhl once said, “Creativity is the truest form of asceticism.” Won’t you join me in this pursuit?