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Putting it out there: Blogging as declaratory practice

Me, on boardwalk, overlooking bayou, in evening light.

Writing augments life. That has been my experience. All that I see and feel, all that I think and know – it’s all better when I write.  Writing slows me, clears me, heartens me.

Hence this blog.

Introverted, distractible and inclined to procrastinate, I am admittedly a dark horse in the internet stable of bloggers. Rarely, if ever, will I be first out of the gate with my entry into the day’s debate. Much as I might desire to deliver a torrent of comprehensive and persuasive dispatches, I am far more disposed to grazing than to galloping. This is not a winners’ circle blog.

Instead, it will be a blog of modest ambition.

Modest, because the passion of its convictions will be tempered by the realities of who I am, the life I live and the body from which I live it.

But ambitious nonetheless, because it begins with a commitment to submit the ideas and values I hold most dear to the scrutiny of text. Ambitious, because it is no small feat to glean what matters, and to be counted for one’s choice.

So, what can you expect?

I’ll be most inclined to write when I’m riled, and perhaps as well when I’m beguiled. This means that sometimes I will argue and coax, for that is the voice of conviction. But other times, I will ramble and mull, for that is the channel of wonder.

My posts will be short. I’ll do my best to frame without distortion, to make plain what is not simple.

Welcome, reader. I hope we shall find common ground.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kim #

    Catherine, I appreciate your conviction and wonder. I was ignited when I saw you in Shameless as I look for affirmative messages in the continuation of my life as artist, activist, now challenged with mobility. I look forward to reading more. Thank you Catherine.

    February 9, 2016
  2. Laurel Jones #

    You definetly have a way with words – look forward to reading more.

    April 15, 2012
  3. Christa Freiler #

    I am so glad that you have ventured into the world of bloggers. We need more insightful bloggers. I suspect I will be a dedicated reader. Keep up the good work!

    April 15, 2012
  4. Tim WW #

    I’ll be following along, and can’t wait to see what you have to say.

    April 14, 2012
  5. mike ervin #


    April 14, 2012
  6. Audrey D. Cole #

    As I was talking to you, just minutes ago, your new blog was coming in. I wait, in a state of heightened anticipation, for your thoughts and comments, as I know others will also wait. Have no fear, riled or beguiled, you could never disappoint!


    April 14, 2012

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