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Brian L. Powell (leroy64)

Joined 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

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I write for my own pleasure, although I am earning some money here. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my writng skills; also, I have picked up some basic photography skills - that seems to be important to this site. I read constantly and have come across some quotes that appeal to me.

Marks of the good writer. - Good writers have two things in common; they prefer to be understood rather than admired; and they do not write for knowing and over-acute readers. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Writing clarity is a goal of mine; and, I strive to improve that aspect of writing every day. The problem I have been pondering is that not everything makes sense. That has been hard for me to accept; however, I ran across this great quote:

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

You have no idea how liberating this concept is to me. Life was a bewildering place, when I believed that everything had to make sense.

I am living in Dallas, Texas for now .

I have earned degrees from Texas Tech University (Masters in Architecture) and From University of Texas at Arlington (BS Architecture and environmental design).

Spent nine months in Tulsa, Oklahoma until I had to leave town. Nice place, but it is way too quite. For the most, my life has been spent in Texas.

I started this blog because I need something to keep my mind from petrifying during a period of unemployment. It works. For fun I read, write, sketch, sometimes paint with water colors and carve wood. To be honest, the only thing that my carving has produced is some carefully crafted wood shavings. Tinder for starting the grille.

I tend to like subject matter that can be presented with some humor; however, I do seem to be branching out in both subject matter and writing styles. For some odd reason, I keep writing about dragons. The sketches and photos alongside of the verse are my usual creative outlet. Eventually, I will write about something that I have no clue about. Feel free to call me out when I do that. Just include some reference material so I can learn.

I do have some blogs and a web site. Just click one of these links:

http://www.leroyb-bookworm.com/ - Photographs and Short Verses and rants. Blogger is a little better for verse and poets following the traditional forms. You can control the format a little better on blogger.

http://leroy64.tumblr.com/ - I post Photos, Short verse, saying, links, and things I run across in Dallas. A great site for following photographers and chefs.

http://leroyworld.hubpages.com I intend to just focus on food under this avatar. I have enrolled in a culinary program at a local college; and, look for more informed opinions.

Follow me on Twitter as @Leroyworld - I tweet when my article are published or revised. It's easier than email.

I have a blogspot that follows Dallas lunch spots, usually affordable. http://leroyslunchhour.blogspot.com/

Now just go enjoy some hubs. I hope they are mine; but, there are some fantastic ones out there.

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