Because I dream, I am not. - Leolo (1992)
Because I write, I am. - Brian Lee Rouley (October 30, 2016)

Emerson asserted that “Every book is a quotation . . . and every man is a quotation.” Source:

Emerson asserted that “Every book is a quotation . . . and every man is a quotation.” Source:

Who will read my blog? I cannot say. What I can say for sure is I’ll enjoy writing it. That will have to be enough for me, until I have a few fans. After I’ve become wildly successful and/or famous, people will be able to look back at these humble beginnings.

Perhaps, you'’ll say; “Didn’t he have great foresight?!” 

Sometimes, writers run into obstacles. I've had a few of my own. Then, we realize that we must live up to the one great truth; “writers write!" So, if I’m going to be a writer, I simply must write.

“When you write, you go to heaven….”

This topic is covered in a blog post I wrote, after watching CBS Sunday Morning.

That heading is a direct quote taken from a segment of CBS Sunday Morning, where they profiled Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. In this segment, near the end, Danson is talking about the effect writing has on her. The full quote is this: 

“When you write, you go to heaven, you really go to some other place that is really almost divine,” he said. - Ted Danson

So strongly did I identify with that statement, that I nearly ran to find paper and pen, fighting back the tears that come from inspiration. It nearly kills me when that pain hits my heart. It’s like falling in love.

For My Next Act - I’ll need a volunteer

This website and so many of the articles I post on this site are about blogging. Today, you get a new perspective on an idea I’ve been promoting for some time now. What will be accomplished if we find a way to get our elders to start blogging? My answer; history preservation. We need your help. Volunteer!

I have several articles written by my grandmother - they were published in her local newspaper under the column title: “Just Reminiscing.” So what, you say? This provides a permanent record of what she was thinking and doing, during a brief moment in time, when she had time to write and post her thoughts. You may have guessed this was done long before the Internet was available. So, I have something special. Thank you, Mr. Gutenberg. I’m still impressed by that 15th century technology.

Now, we have the Internet, websites, and blogs, and Facebook. Any one of these may serve as a platform for recording the stories of your parents and grandparents. So, go ask them. Go get them to tell you stories and even if you have to type it all yourself, put their stories on the web. Do it now, as a history preservation exercise. For selfish reasons and because you care enough to share. You’ll be glad you did. We need your help. Volunteer!

 Brian Rouley