Can you believe that?
What does this all boil down to? I wanted to be significant. I wanted to make a difference. I’m still chasing that lofty goal. That’s all right. Maybe I’ll get there. Someday.
I went to Bowling Green State University, got my degree in telecommunications, then effectively snubbed my nose at all the pretentiousness, figuratively crumbled up my diploma, threw it in the waste can, and worked for a grocery store for twenty years.
Another brilliant move? I sacrificed any freedom I might have had in making my dreams happen by getting married and having children.
Actually, it was the best decision I ever made.
I also became a Christian, and faith is a big part of my life. Now, I’m not into comic books any more, but I try to catch all the Marvel Movies. And you want to know a secret? I do have power, like the kind I used to dream about as a kid. I can’t fly or stop a speeding locomotive, no, but I have the power of Christ in me. And that’s the best power to have.
And writing fiction, spreading God’s love, even if it’s just impacting a few lives in meaningful ways, is making a difference. Raising my kids to be God-fearing, respectful, law-abiding citizens, is leaving my mark upon the world. Wouldn’t you agree?
Convergence is such a project of trying to be significant. It took me a couple of years from concept to print, but it was well worth it when the people who have read it said they couldn’t put it down.
It’s awesome being a writer. And other than being a child of God, writing fiction is the best feeling in the world. I thank God for my gift. And thank you to those who have helped and supported me over the years. I couldn’t have done it without you. God bless!