“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
I find myself in an odd place, writing this first post. I’m a retired Navy Chief who works as a marine engineer while being a husband, a father of six, and a full-time student. Add in finishing a basement and trying to learn to play the guitar, and the fact that this website exists at all is something akin to a miracle.
Why is that? Well, I suppose that part of the reputation of a Chief Petty Officer is that we are a particularly loquacious bunch, capable of consuming massive amounts of black coffee while simultaneously performing some sort of manual labor…all while spinning an array of yarns and sea stories that are equal parts fantastic and nigh impossible. Telling stories is how we teach. Its in our blood.
But that’s just telling the stories. Anyone can do that. What is borderline unbelievable is that I have somehow figured out how to write those stories down. Even more improbable is the fact that my first professionally published short story will appear for public consumption in less than a month.
While I try to figure out how I managed to become a published writer, I’ll try to keep this site up to date with the various stories and tales I’m working on. Fair winds for now. I’ll be back on here again soon.
I look forward to reading more of what you decide to share. This opening salvo is impressive and has my attention.
I appreciate it. Over the next few evenings, I’ll be posting more of the projects I’m working on.