Joined 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)
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.
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.
2 years ago
My first step in exploring the history of my country. Okay, beyond the standard stuff I learned in school.
4 years ago
An introduction to the world beneath our feet. There is more to the underground than rocks and bugs.
5 years ago
There are a lot of attractions that you can get to with the DART Rail system. You can avoid the hassle of parking and driving and still hit major sites in your visit to Dallas Texas
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