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george-petersWelcome. I’m truly grateful you’re here. I know that I’m not supposed to write such a thing. I’m supposed to write with all the trappings of authority, one part nonjudgmental psychologist, one part all-knowing expert, one part proselytizing zealot. Tell you the what, and the what for. Give you all the answers, and make you feel like I’m the only one with those answers. Keep you coming back. At least that seems to be the best collective advice of the expert bloggers. The trouble is that I’m not an expert. I’m just a man with too many questions, a man who always wanted to write a novel. So I did.

In FACE OF OUR FATHER, I’ve included a big dose of my “too many questions.” And I’ve provided few, if any, answers. Why? Because, I don’t have the answers. I was hoping some of you might. That’s one of the many reasons I’m grateful you’ve come. But the biggest reason is that out of the too few minutes of your life, you want to share some of them with me. That is humbling. Thank you. In return, I can only promise you that my blog will remain as honest as I can write. Reflect the questions I want to ask. Questions I hope you’ll share. Questions that I hope you’ll question, challenging me, making me wiser and more honest as we share.

I’ll approach things with a respectful irreverence. Addressing every prince and pontiff by their proper titles, but never hesitating to ask why they are standing between my universe and me.

As for the blogging experts, I’ll retain a reverent disrespect for their blogging rules and try to violate at least one every time I blog. Let me start off by breaking a primary rule. I’m supposed to blog frequently. At least once a week, the experts say, or you won’t remember to come back. The implication being that you have the attention span of a hyperactive beagle, and that I have to artfully forge a collar of words and chain you to my blog. So, I won’t do that.

I’ll blog on or about every full moon. Why? Maybe because the moon is a powerful symbol. Maybe because beneath the full moon we wonder, we love, we languish. Maybe because the moon’s glow is soft and spiritual. But, mostly because blogging by moonlight is whimsical, the moon’s cycle marked not by another of man’s ticking taskmasters, but by the whims of the universe. And because, if I promised to blog any more often, I’d risk my day job, delay the completion of FACE OF OUR MOTHER, and eventually break that promise. And I’m too grateful to do that. See ya on the next full moon.

Stream of Consciousness Quotes:

“‘There is no final one; revolutions are infinite. The final one is for children: children are frightened by infinity, and it’s important that children sleep peacefully at night…’” -I-330, WE, by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi