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Time, Through the Eyes of a Child and, William Faulkner…

I have been reading lately.  I have been reading a lot, lately….


The Sound and the Fury.  Written by William Faulkner.  First published in 1929.  Free to read online.  Free and available at most public libraries.  Inexpensive at book sales.  Available in used book stores…

I have not actually finished this novel.  It is a very difficult work to read.  I think I could just skim through it and I would know a few names, a few characters.  I can’t do that to this book.

There are no chapters.  There is simply an awareness of others and the unspoken thoughts of one.  It took me a long time to realize this even though the difference between the two modes of communication are visibly apparent (unspoken thought is in italics).  Neither the past nor the future seems to hold any relevance as the present unravels with painful awareness.

The book begins with the unspoken thoughts of a pre-verbal child.  A slow child.  A child not like the others.  Faulkner gave me the opportunity to listen in to this child’s impressions of the world.  To the unspoken needs and desires of one.

About halfway through the book, possibly this is about halfway through a young man’s life, a watch crystal is purposefully broken and the hands are removed.  Time is still running but the ability to count the seconds into minutes, the minutes into hours….  using that watch, has been stilled.  Does time have meaning if you can no longer measure it?

This book has grown difficult again.  I am putting it down, again.  I have not read any of the hundreds of discussions on this book.  I would like to wait until I finish it and come to my own conclusions.  For this reason, Faulker and his boys will have to wait on me.  Time, for the written word may be almost endless.  These words will wait for me….


I found this book, and many more, in a library book sale.  I had purchased other books the day before and was given a paper bag with $5 written on it.  If I came back the next day I could fill my paper bag with paperbacks.  As many as the bag would hold.  They would all be mine for that $5.  I did.  I have found some wonderful books this way.

Library book sales are often run by groups called “Friends of the Library” or a similar name.  Your local library may hold these sales several times a year.  There are many charitable organizations that also hold book drives and book sales.  These are fun events and great places to begin building a library of real books or, adding to your existing collection, with real friends….





Hire Me….

Because, I have a lot to say about a lot of things.  And, I could be saying it for you!

There is a lot of experience behind me.  I have put more than 50 years into looking around, reading, communicating and learning about life in general.

My experience, a lot of it anyway, is unique.  I am back in university as a mature student and loving it.  I have raised a daughter who is a university graduate.  I own a web based business – actually two of them.  One is a vintage and antique shop and the other is a bead store.  I work in the fabrication industry in my family’s welding shop.  I have worked in the pulp mills and oil refineries of British Columbia and Alberta as a Journeyman Boilermaker.  I am a condo owner and I do a lot of my own repairs — and I know some of the reno’s that I would not touch, even though I am quite capable of doing them!  Reno’s and repairs are always a challenge and definitely worthwhile!  I have been a member of a strata council and I have recently been asked to be on another council.  New building, new people, new ideas and new experiences!

Looking at the list I have just written it looks like I am pretty busy and I am.  I am busy making deadlines!  Getting jobs done!  And, most importantly, I am busy enjoying my life!

The most wonderful thing about all of this experience is the connections between all of these diverse activities.  Those connections are not just mine, those connections are a part of our lives.  Our backgrounds expose us or protect us from whatever it is that our future interactions may hold.  Depending on our backgrounds each of us sees  things a little differently than the person beside us sees them.  The angle of our vision is always varied by our background and this makes every insight just a little bit different.  It has to be if we are to be individuals.

I think that I am pretty normal, a little outspoken about things I am passionate about and just busy enough that I keep out of trouble, sort of.  And, idle enough that I can enjoy sitting back and taking a look around.

It is all connected.  Everything.  Figuring it out and writing about these connections is giving me a lot of happiness and now I would like my passion for writing to be a larger part of my life.

My writing does not have to be about me.  My writing could be about you or for you!  If you are currently looking for a freelance or ghost writer, you might find me and my writing to be interesting and might possibly be an interesting connection….

Please follow me here, or on LinkedIn.  Or if you would like to, please leave a comment or send me note because, I more than just wanting to connect with you, I want to write for you!