I'm definitely energized to send out The Weekly Thrill again, a weekly-ish newsletter. Thank you to everyone who responded to last week's email to cheer me on. Your encouragement really meant a lot to me.
I responded to everyone who replied last week, that's how much it means to me that you replied to the email.
I'm finding that I have a lot to say these days, so much so that it's difficult to decide on one topic to write about at any given moment. As a writer, this can be a good thing or a bad thing.
The trick is to find a way to get those thoughts down on paper (or onto the computer screen) and not to be paralyzed so badly by the flood of thoughts that you're prevented from writing anything. You get me?
The other trick is to shut out the idea that people won't like what you have to say, or won't like everything you have to say. I've been known in the past to step into controversial topics. While I never want to offend anyone, I believe that if you speak truth, it's almost never wrong. Besides, it's near impossible not to offend someone these days. Unless you stop breathing alltogether. And I'm not planning on doing that currently.
So I've dusted off the ol' blog, and I'm clearing my throat to say things while I look for my book writing voice at the same time. It's under a seat cusion or a rock around here somewhere.
And each week, I'll send you an email with a summary of what's been said. You with me?
The #1 rule for this experiment: There are no rules!
So, without further explanation, here's what's on the blog this week:
- How Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights gave me a career (and life) pep talk: I could seriously listen to Matthew McConaughey's voice all damn day! But this post will give you a few of the thoughts I had while listening to him tell stories of traveling with his airstream and playing the bongo drums naked.
- Friday Morning Thoughts: The 2020 (2021) Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony: This is just a stream of thougths I had while watching the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympics this morning and drinking coffee. The post includes what I thought was interesting, what I thought was weird, my thoughts on the Americans, and my favorite part. Let me know in the comments of this post if you agreed. If you didn't watch, come tell me what sports you plan to watch.
And that's it for this week. These newsletters and the posts linked inside are an effort to start a conversation. Feel free to comment on the posts or simply hit reply to this email and send me a note.
Until next time... let's all be kind to each other.
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