So I got up late???

Writing and the Figures of Life

Yes, I got up at 6:00 and ate my breakfast. For me this is late. I used to get up at 3:00 or 4:00 or even 5:00, but now I’m sleeping until even 7:00 or even the ungodly hour 8:00 a.m. yes groggy eyed I wander out to the kitchen to pull food for breakfast out of cupboards and frig not knowing even which is which, cupboard or frig. But, eventually, I recover enough to turn on the computer to sit down to the daily blog, or semi-daily blog, or how many blogs entries or whatever. I seem still unable to type with my one finger Chuckie approach yes to everything, and so, I’m getting much-needed rest that I’ve been deprived of since my knee began giving me such pain, and I didn’t know it, but since this right knee, the strongest in my body? went bad. I am a strong walker…

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Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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