May 12, 2003

By Michael Strickland

What, Me Write?

Okay, who am I kidding? I ran a rerun on Saturday, and just wrote Sunday's entry a few minutes ago. I wrote the previous weekend's Mike's Sky Ranch entries at various points throughout the past week. And technically, it's early morning on May 13, not May 12. That all means I've spent a number of days this month not writing. So much for the "Daily" Strick. Do I care? Yes and no. Yes, I care, because the commitment to write every day is a vow to myself, so when I fail to keep that vow, I'm breaking a promise to myself. But no, I really don't care too much, because I've been living my life. I've been having a blast. Sure, it's good to write about life, but it's more important to get out there and live it.

In the past week, I've stared into the bloodshot eyes of a Mexican wielding a machine gun. I've worked alongside killer whales and dolphins. I've plunged head-first into a frigid mountain swimming hole. In short, I'm seizing the day whenever possible, and if I don't write about it till after the fact, so be it. I haven't been sleeping either, and have not been eating much, so what harm is there in falling a bit behind in the writing department?

My workload lessens somewhat this week, so I plan to get caught up and back on track. In the meantime, you'll have to be content with meaningless, late-night rambling like this.


©2003 Michael Strickland ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

What is "The Daily Strick"?

I have long called myself a writer, but too often I don't do what a writer must do daily: write. So you, dear reader, are the beneficiary of my resolution to make a positive change in at least one area of my life. Every single day of this new year, I will write something, anything, and post it here. It is my intention to use this daily exercise to jump-start my too-long-dormant creative energies, and perhaps generate some worthwhile material this year. Hopefully you will find at least an occasional amusement or insight in my daily musings.

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5/9: Your Tax Dollars at Work
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5/6: A Different World?
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