The idea for this page came from one of my favorite books. Although with my own spin to it. This page and the writings are in respect to John Steinbeck, and Neil Gaiman. Their works have helped me to escape, think, and explore. Most of all this page was inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin. LeGuin helped me realize I am a writer. Even if I may not feel like one, own it anyway. The term writer can be subjective. Also, both her and Gaiman are quick to point out there’s no one way to be a writer. Even experienced writers don’t have it all figured out. Most of the time you will spend more time thinking about writing then you do writing. What you write about should have passion behind it.
This sounded all too familiar. There are so many things I want to write about. Unfortunately, I had this fallacy that real writers, true writers found it easy to write. This isn’t entirely inaccurate. However, as usual I didn’t give myself enough credit, not surprising. So I decided why not write about the random not cocktail oriented subjects that interested me? A collection of bits and pieces of writing without a home.
The idea for Asinine came from John Steinbeck’s book, Sweet Thursday. In the book he dedicated two chapters to Hooptedoodle. Short stories or musing he had in the path of his book. Why he did it I’m not sure. Although I liked the idea because it was a nice break before diving back into the heady issues he tackles in the book. I liked it so much that I decided if I ever wrote a book I might do something similar. Well, here is my something similar.