Hi, people! After several trials and tribulations I’m starting a new blog here at wordpress.com. I’m accustomed to hosting my own blog on my own server (I did this for about five years) but, frankly, I just can’t afford such luxuries these days. So here I am, and do I have stories to tell. Telling stories is second only to hearing other people’s stories — I’m lucky in that people tend to trust me and eventually they will spill their guts to me.
Right now I’m sitting in my old friend Myrlene’s living room. I finally left my building in Hannibal’s ‘hood and began renting a room from Myrlene. I used to work with Myrlene at the BP station. She has two teen-aged daughters and she also babysits little kids, so things tend to be rather noisy and chaotic around here. It’s been a good change for me after living by myself for the past few years.
Now I need to propagate the new URL of this freshly-minted blog to friends, relatives, and to the select group of sympathetic and like-minded folks who once read my old blog.
I have some good stories about my two stints in the Marion County jail and my encounters with various fringe characters in the Hannibal area. Why fringe characters? Why not write about well-adjusted mainstream citizens? It’s just my peculiar bent — everyone has a story and I tend to gravitate to the stories which too often are never told.