“This beach, so soft, firm and vast, was like the cheek of God, and somewhere two eyes were glittering with pleasure and a mouth was smiling at having me there.”
Yann Martel – Life of Pi
Welcome to my living memoir. I’m glad you’ve taken the time to drop by. You’ll notice this is not an ordinary blog. While I’ll try to analyze and comment on current events relevant to my life, there will also be many posts that refer to past experiences – events that have helped, and continue to shape, my personality and beliefs.
This blog’s genesis lies in a persistent, prickling, yet pleasantly irritating desire to give an account of the paths I’ve walked, bringing me where I am today. I am an individual possessing faith and doubt, in unequal measures most days, and this blog is my way of lending a voice to my life story.
“If we go over the ground together once again, can we at any rate get the problems into a clearer perspective? Perhaps we can help each other. The thoughts that one thinks in the privacy of one’s own head tend to be elusive – and often prove nugatory or false when one attempts to bring them into the light of day. The possibility that someone might be listening makes us all more coherent. After all, we learnt all the words we know in the first place only from talking to each other.”
I believe that to live is to grow and change, to engage in relationships, and to rub shoulders with those who are willing to contribute experiences and insights; therefore I encourage you to leave your comments about any of my posts.
I started The Cheek of God, as a class project in the Spring of 2008. I have been married for 23 years and have four kids. And I love writing about every one of them. I also write tidbits about my lovely wife on occasion.
I am currently back in school pursuing degrees in English/Creative Writing and Philosophy. I also work full-time and try to get out on occasion and have fun as often as possible, poking a little fun at myself along the way. It all keeps me very busy.
I am the total package, my friend.
Take some time to look around and let me know what you think. I’d really appreciate your opinions on the blog.