Yep, it’s been quite a while since I’ve put fingers to keyboard. My football coach used to say, “excuses are for losers.” So, no excuses here. Just the desire to find an extra hour or three in the day. The question I will try and answer in this post is, Why the random themes running throughout my blog?
As many of my fellow bloggers and writers understand, when in the midst of working through a story the narrative often takes on a life of its own. Once its rolling, the best thing to do for the creative process is stick out your thumb, climb aboard and enjoy the ride. The process is similar to the birth and continued evolution of my blog. The original ideas which drove me to launch Edge Men’s Magazine were born out of the nastiness of divorce and with an attempt to manage all that comes with the harshness of starting a new chapter in life. This position is clearly presented in a few of my previous posts. Check’ em out: A Sip of Chardonnay. A Twist of the Knife and Fasten Your Seatbelt Turbulence Ahead.
I still believe my blog may serve as a positive forum for a discussion surrounding the challenges of divorce especially when children are involved, jumping back into dating and/or merging a family. With that said, as I have gained distance from “it”, the Big D, my creative energy has been reborn. The peeling away of a crusty outer shell to welcome a flood of thoughts, emotions and images. The challenge now is what to present on the pages of my blog. I love photography. I love writing. I love travel. I have a desire to help others who have gone through, going through or thinking of divorce. Sure makes for an interesting mix of topics. Should I change the name? Change the overall theme? Scrap it and start over? What do you think?
For now I will continue on down the road and see what’s over the next hill. I hope you decide to come along for the ride. Road trips are more fun with a friend.