I suffer from “Doug brain”. You know the movie “Up”? Doug the dog, completely focused on his master until a rodent runs by. That’s me, and there are lots of squirrels in my world.

Typically, I wake up at 7 am, roll into the kitchen to dish out the dog’s breakfast, and, because I’ve more often than not been awake ’til 3, head back to bed. In that brief interval, however, my mind is flooded with an overload of information reminiscent of Times Square’s glaring billboards. If I were wired to a machine that could transcribe the clatter, I’m sure it would explode with the effort to keep up. This is both my challenge and my inspiration for writing today’s blog. Instead of going back to bed, I’m at the computer, hoping to harness some of that mental energy and channel it into something compelling, or at least funny. It feels a bit like trying to catch a squirrel.  Excuse me while I get more tea and a bite to eat…

Okay, I’m back, but in the interest of full disclosure you should know that while I was gone I had 5 more ideas for blogs, thought of 6 other things I need to do this morning and had to go back into the kitchen to retrieve something I forgot only to forget what I forgot.

Writing is something I’ve always loved to do. When I find just the right word to convey the meaning and emotion I’m describing, I’m euphoric. However, I never truly believed I could do it. Well, this is the year I fake it ’til I make it.  This blog is my beginning and I’m looking for your feedback to help keep me focused on my journey.

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