This place needs decorating, and we’ll get to that. You, dear reader, need to know what to expect if you are to persist in reading here & returning. I’m someone with wide tastes & interests, a lazy writer determined to discipline myself to regular wordcraft here. I have much life before me & much behind, and much to share. Enough generalisation – lets deal with what’s there. I’m a new Twitterer, and a name on Facebook – actually several names. Something Facebook dislikes enormously but hard cheese for them, I shall not conform to their narrow expectations just because a few abuse the priviledge.
Largely, Facebook is just so much dated dross! I’ve played some of their games at times, but they are largely pointless. I’ve been subjected to a barrage of spammy requests to read awful sentimental drivel which I am required to pass on & pass back but never do. The purpose of which seems to be to salve the unconfident masses insecure that might feel unloved by demanding a meaningless token of that not love.
The best I can say of Facebook is that I have made friends there. Ah, I hear you say, mere acquaintances who could be anyone misrepresenting themselves. And yes, there are generous helpings of such peoplem and a very few real friends, some of which I have met face to face, and others I have verified. A mixed, but select group they are, and they have proven themselves. From the couple with the Autistic but quite lovable son living near Glasgow who I met last August, to the great friend who turned out to be a South African Muslim. I tend to be an optimist, I think it brings out the best in people – of course, it also brings far less honest people out of the woodwork and I have been disappointed – but I prepared for that, It is to that South African friend, Shakira that this first entry is dedicated, I owe her you see, because I’m more of a tribute toaster than the real one. Shakira is the original Toaster.
In future days and weeks you’ll find the subject matter very varied. People, friends, health, films, books etc. I intend to observe, review & comment with this criteria. this Blog must entertain me, or how might I expect others to be entertained?