Why I write

I've always noticed patterns in life and in the world around me and tried, often without success, to communicate to others what I saw.

It was only a few years ago that I realized that my error lay in not choosing my audience carefully.

I hadn't realized just how many people were steadfastly trundling along through life with head held low and grim expressions on their faces. Their burdens were great enough to bar the addition of any more information.

Even people I knew who were most aware were often completely absorbed in handling the immediate problems of life. Trying to get their attention was like offering a sandwich to a man fighting off a swarm of bees.

The advent of the weblog in its current state offers me the opportunity to share my observations in a way they can be retrieved by anyone at any time.

These posts represent only what I have observed for myself and know to be a certainty. What you read is my effort to communicate these observations in a way that can be understood and be experienced easily. They represent the exact facts: time, place, form and event as I know them. If I err, I will cheerfully correct whatever is incorrect.

It will be observed by some that I may say, "I feel that..." or "I think..." concerning some subject that is not general knowledge. These are not expression of uncertainty. Read the previous paragraph again, if you care to.

I write to stimulate thought and possible action, not to prescribe to others what they should believe.

I hope this weblog is of use to you.

David St Lawrence