an introduction

If you’re looking for something brief and witty, there’s an excellent chance someone else has already said it:

“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.”
— Hermann Hesse

Here I am again, in the foolish pursuit of finding words and the craft of committing them into sentences and paragraphs. You’d think I would know better by now; after all, this is my fourth attempt at it.

As always, I am hesitant to call this a “blog,” although it is my admission that the terminology may apply in accurately describing this website and the delivery of its subject matter. What has bothered me most is that the author of a blog is commonly referred to as a “blogger.” Let’s not let the terms be defined by where, but by what. And whether in a blog or in a magazine or in a book, what writers do is write.

And finally, this may be considered fair warning: the subject matter here may be classified as “adult” in nature, and by all means, if you are not comfortable with it, do not wish to view such subjects, or are prohibited from viewing it due to age/religion/beliefs, you are free to show yourself the way out.

about the author

I am an aspiring writer, who is not at all in the writing profession. This, of course, complicates things quickly, as I would like nothing better than to devote hours upon hours at the keyboard; I’d also like to entertain the fantasy that I could travel and venture out on location to write wherever and whatever I please. The reality: I’ve got a day job, and am not able to read and write as much (or as frequently) as I would like to.

I’m making excuses.

“six” is a wonderful pseudonym, and one I’ve been attached to for quite a while now. Like a warm and fuzzy blanket, the anonymity is comforting, covering, and sometimes around just for security. I like it that way— what few details I provide about myself are in the writing, and if you’re really adventurous, available if you ask me directly.

about the website

The site is split into two distinct sections: writes and reads.

Hopefully, the writing category is self-explanatory; this will be the collection of my own words and thoughts. The reading category perhaps requires a little background— there’s no sidebar with links, or a page with a list of who I read or visit regularly. In its place, I’m offering links to individual posts, images, or other items of interest that I have come across. I’m taking the chance that if I have found it interesting, then you may also. So we’ll see how that works out.

Commenting has intentionally been removed/disabled. It is not my intent to discourage feedback, reading recommendations, or discussion. I want to hear from you— and am entirely open to a dialogue that isn’t confined within the bounds of a single page. If your writing has a home of its own, then by all means respond there and drop a link back here. If you wish to contact me in a more private fashion, then write me— and I will write back— nothing could be simpler.