I have always felt that one of the prime tasks of a Christian is to express the meaning of experience from the point of view of the Otherworld, yet in the language of this world. There are many ways to communicate Otherworldlieness, and many levels of intensity, some of which can no longer be seen or heard by contemporary humanity for their deafness. My concern has always been to find ways to bridge this narrowing gap between the two worlds, for they still overlap.
I have been a missionary, a salesman and a teacher - and I view these all as similar occupations. Each has unique potential to give exposure to the Otherworld, to let its light shine in on this darker one. This blog is an experiment in a possible fourth career as a writer. I have no pretensions to originality, though I don't despair of finding originality someday.
The stories on this blog so far are inspired by the work of Barry Yourgrau, a funny, surrealistic writer who inspired me with the idea of writing super short stories as an exercise in brevity (something I need to work on). I basically give myself an hour to write a story. If it fails, I let it go. If it works, I will edit it later and post it on this blog. The acetic nature of the writing concept forces me to get to the point and has unexpected effects, sometimes dark, sometimes ironic, sometimes something else which I don't really understand myself. It is my hope that as I refine this technique, I will be able to put a more elegant spin on things and transmit a glimpse of the extraordinary.
Other commentary on this blog is just perspective, which I hope will be edifying in some way, or at least interesting.
I am very nontechnical but extremely fussy and though I would like people to be able to comment on what is here, I am not sure how to go about this. I especially invite friends to contact me and tell me if the comment thing works (maybe nobody cares, and that is why I don't see any comments so far). If there is a technical problem, please be patient and I'll try to resolve this soon.