Tuesday, February 10, 2009

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Yeah, the truth certainly is...

Short post tonight. I'm making dinner for the family(fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy) and the pain is so bad I really can' think...been that way for a couple of days...yeah, yeah, I know, go cry in someone else's beer...on my way...

I'm reminded all of the time that the truth is stranger than fiction...have been all of my life. The two stories of my Dad's that I posted here on on SAGWATCH are true...and yet I've been accused of inventing them to show how wrong the "other side" is in the Union debate...funny thing is, I've been accused of that by BOTH sides...each of them thinking I was taking the other...not everyone, mind you...just a few.

Those stories are true. And, I don't have a side in the union debate. My concerns are with the process being done correctly...and the union itself being upheld. Period.

Same thing has happened to me on a couple of other stories that I've written. People have told me that "it's just not realistic..."

Welcome to my life. Gotta go...

OK...the potatoes are done and the gravy's simmering...only have a moment.

Almost all myths have a basis in fact. Most of the time, the actual story is exaggerated in the retelling over the years. Mine aren't...if anything, for me it's just the opposite. I have to tone things down and hold back...try and make things more of a Disney version. The truth is just too hard for most people to believe...

Except you, my few and faithful readers. Do you know what that tells me?

All of you have experiences of your own...the kind that you've learned that you just can't share with most people...because you've learned that they'll believe a lie before they believe the truth...especially, your truth...

So welcome aboard the train...as the conductor, I'm happy to have you...


Let's go for a ride...and leave the others behind...

2 comments:

Andy said...

thanks dude. now i'm really, really hungry...

Christopher Blake said...

Hey Andy...

Put in a request for the next time you're in town and I'll make a dinner for you...you know we always like your company...

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