Trying to write a column is not easy. If you are like me, you always have
something to say, but if someone asks you to put it in writing, you instantly
become tongue tied. Or should I say finger tied, or maybe mind tied. If I
write about my favorite political party, I will alienate half of the readers,
and the other half will wonder if what I have to say is worth putting down
on paper. If I write about my favorite religion I will alienate three quarters
of the readers because they dont believe the same way I do, and if
they do, their church will do it just different enough to start a good Sunday
fight.. If I talk about my favorite football team, I will run into about
one other person who sides with me on that and everyone else will pick one
of the other teams.
So just how do you write a column. I suppose that you have to pick a subject
that will either benefit, educate or tickle a fancy or two. I had a friend
that told me once that a real writer was a fellow that could tell you to
go to blazes and you would actually find yourself enjoying the trip. Ill
give this thing a try and if it gets too many barbs back, I will throw the
typewriter off the bridge in Alderson and make it an artificial reef for
I like to read a columnist that doesnt have a political agenda and
will give me an unbiased story that tells it like it is. I like to read where
the news story was printed no matter how many toes it stepped on. I suppose
I could do that since I am doing this gratis. I dont owe anyone anything
or an allegiance to any cause that I know of, and so if it can be written
without the use profanity, I suppose I could write it.
So that is what I will do, the subjects will be wide and varied. If I get
stuck with nothing to write about I shall tell a tale or two about myself.
If you have anything to add or embellish anything written here I will welcome
your comments and criticism to a point.
I know that the nightly news people have made it a twenty four/ seven subject
and the last thing most of you need to be reminded of is to VOTE. We have
a wonderful thing in this country and that is the ballet box. If you dont
vote, you cant gripe about who gets elected. Your voice can be heard
. It must be heard.