Well, here goes nothing.  I have always had this urge to try my hand at writing.  In fact, Dave Berry has always been a guy I looked up to.  Even though we haven't heard much from him lately, he has this unique way of taking ordinary life events and turning them into something humorous on paper.  He reminds me of a Jerry Seinfeld in print, if you will.  Over the years, I have often thought of trying something similar.  I don't know if I have what it takes to pull it off, but I'm willing to give it a try.  I'm not getting any younger, as my Grandma used to say.  So my plan is to try and put my thoughts down on a paper every now and then; or in this case out on the world wide web.  Hopefully, you'll find my writings to be both fun and enlightening.  So, by the power vested in me by the Federal Communications Commission...oops.  Sorry.  I forget this is print, not radio.  By the power vested in me by the Commission of the Written Word (if such a commission exits) I'm gonna give this writing thing a try.  Be warned though, you'll probably see things that may make you cringe.  I have a tendency to write the way I talk...like when I use the word "gonna."  As my Grandpa used to way when he was in trouble with Grandma, "You may wanna buckle up, it could be a bumpy ride"...but I can promise you it'll be a scenic one.