I’ve always known that I wanted to write – in some way, shape or form. Starting a blog has been something that I wanted to do for a very long time, and after some failed attempts and starting and stopping over the years – I’m hoping this is the one that sticks.
What will it be about? I couldn’t tell you! I think initially it well be an outlet for me to get some thoughts together and write about interests that I never considered writing about in the past. I’ve done some sports writing and had a blog about a decade ago that covered one of my favorite teams – but that’s become such a saturated market. With the likes of traditional news media, TV, Twitter and countless podcasts, doling out my opinion on what went down in the bottom of the seventh inning of game 132 on a Wednesday night just doesn’t interest me all that much anymore! Still an avid sports fan though.
Instead, I think I’ll write about some of my other interests. While I’ve always been a reader – I’m doing a lot more of it lately. Winding down at night with a good book has definitely become one of my guilty pleasures. (Currently reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and just finished All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr). I’d love to discuss some of those books with you, and maybe even get some suggestions to add to my reading list too! Also, fair warning, I plan on shamelessly sharing some of my own writing and short stories. More to come on that!
Ultimately, time will tell what this becomes. It may just be a whole lot of me spewing out randomness into an abyss – but maybe I’ll catch some of your attention along the way and the discussion will fuel me to keep going and find the true voice and purpose of this blog. Solatium in Veritate, or ‘Solace in Truth’ – I kept the title vague and open ended so I could take it in any direction. Solace because I find peace in writing and sharing my thoughts and Truth because I’m committed to being true to myself in terms of what I share here. And Latin because everything sounds so much cooler in Latin!
So, for those of you who may inadvertently find yourselves here (no, really… how did you find yourself here?), welcome! We may talk books, we may talk writing… heck, we may even talk architecture and photography. Whatever it may be – at the very least, I’ll try to make it entertaining.
Lastly, I recently got back from a trip to Cape May, NJ. Absolutely beautiful town – if you haven’t been and are within reasonable driving distance – make the trip! I’ve lived two hours away for the last 20 years and only just made it there two weekends ago. The lighthouse is a picture I snapped while down there. Wasn’t really sure what picture to share for my first blog post – but since I’m looking for direction and safe passage, it seemed appropriate enough.