Come Out, Come Out, Whereever You Are!

So I haven’t written for about a week or more…at least not on the computer. I have found that I’ve been writing longhand in the notebooks a fair bit, but as far as the blog…well, it’s about filtering. I’ve been doing a lot of it. How personal am I willing to be?  I’m not of much use when it comes to chatting about insignificancies like weather and the like. So I have had to really grapple with how revealing I am willing to be and need to be to be able to write anything at all, especially since I have come to know some of the people that read my blog – all 13 of you. Losing your sense of anonymity is always a challenge to how or if you put filters in place. I leave a lot out of my blog, but there has been a lot going on and I want to write about it, but do I?…So, I am really working that over right now.

Additionally, I have had a pretty major dental issue going on and it turns out that my ability to organize sentences is hampered by antibiotics and pain pills.  I still don’t feel even remotely well, but in time I’ll get there.

So, more to come. I’m finally feeling like I could string 3 words together here. In the meantime, here’s a little eye candy for y’all.

Brian Matiash - Staten Island series

Do yourself a visual solid and go visit Brian Matiash Photography for more wonderfulness like this.  It’s beyond amazing.

My First Guest Post!

That’s right, someone else found my writing acceptable enough to post up on their own site. I am so thrilled to be guest posting about my complete lack of bedtime discipline over at

Swing by and have a look, it’s the perfect site for me and my kind…


Reality Bites?

So, my brand new blog, launched over the holiday ran into the wall of everyday-ness this week when school went back and I returned to my hamster-wheel.  Clearly I am going to have to make some adjustments to the way I find time to write, which is usually in my head in the car. Oh, wait, so it’s the typing process that I’m going to have to work on…

Pretty much everything on this blog ground to a halt as we returned to school and the thousand other things that had to be done on time. And the paperwork.

It’s been suggested that I may need to change the name of this blog, as it is wholly unrelated to it’s subject matter. I have to agree. Raised by Poker was a domain name that I acquired several years back, when I still had the intention of writing in a more topical way about poker players and their lifestyles, and what it’s been like to be raised by people who live such an unorthodox lifestyle. Many things have changed since then though, and I have to admit, I couldn’t be less interested in that project at the moment and I still like the name, but maybe I should consider it.

Perhaps I should change the name to something relating to the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe…I think we all know the rest of that one.  Anyway, I’m open to votes and suggestions from anyone reading this.  I’m thinking about it.

For the new year I have to learn enough about WordPress to make this thing really drivable.  SEO, permalinks, sharability, google adwords, and better social media optimization, more html, a more inviting comments section, etc…Again, I’m open to input on pretty much everything.

Oh, and also I need an editor. I miss a lot of stuff still in the read through that I only see when I check it a week later, but I expect my writing to tighten up as I go along.

I’ve got about 5 posts almost finished and ideas for a hundred more, so stay tuned. Until then, I’ll put up a Lately Found, because it was another interesting week in cyberspace…