Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An Explanation

Hello,

Let me offer a short explanation as to what this blog is.

I recently realized that I have no interest in documenting my thoughts or world views as I have been doing for a few years in private journals. Instead I find that when I look back at old journals what interests me most is what was happening at that time in my life, not how I felt about it. I'm much more interested in who was doing what and how things looked and just generally what was going on. I think that this is probably some of what my 10th grade English teacher meant when she told me to "show, don't tell" my stories. So I will be keeping this online and public journal both for my own sake and so that I may extract the parts that I think my grandparents would like and send that to them since they tell me that they would love to hear more about what I am doing. I can only imagine that they have even less interest in my abstract musings than I do.

Furthermore everything that I say here will be true to the best of my knowledge except for the names of the people who appear, including my own. All the names will be changed probably just out of my own paranoia that a family member may one day stumble upon this blog and be made uncomfortable by it. I will also include pictures and I will do my best to sketch the characters so that we can all have a laugh at my sketching skills.

I really hope you enjoy this blog. Feel free to contact me at any time, I would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Franz José Leite Kappus