Who am I?


Currently I am no one.

This is an experiment; a time to play and see where life can take me.  I like to write and so I have decided to do so. Seriously for once.  Enough talking.  I have done lots of that in the past.  For now, I will write.

I currently work in a fine dining restaurant, carrying heavy plates of over-priced protein accompanied by appropriate garnishes from one side of the room to the other.  I later collect those plates, hopefully a little lighter than when I dropped them off, and return them to the opposite side of the room.  Quite surprisingly, people willingly hand me large amounts of their hard earned money to do this menial task.

But what of satisfaction?  What of inspiration?  What of creativity?

I was educated at McGill University in the fields of Anthropology and Psychology.  I studied different aspects of various cultures and the people that formed them.  I’d like to think that I have learned a thing or two about humanity.

But what of Life?  Life is something different.

In this blog I would like to talk about life.  Not as it exists currently, perhaps.  But rather I would like to talk of life as it was supposed to exist.  A subtle difference, but a poignant one.  Some may call my writing fantasy.  Others may call it absurd.  I call it the Elementalist Epoch.  A time when fires ignited from within.  A place where mountains were moved with a word and oceans parted with a flick of the wrist.  A journey that ended only when the winds themselves became exhausted.

Welcome to my blog.

I hope it brings you as much joy to read as it brought me to create.

47 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Thanks for liking my recent poem seems like our backgrounds are similar exspecially when it comes to finally writing and not talking about it anymore im fairly new to this blogging thing as well good luck in your adventures. Cheers

  2. What I meant to say in my rocket puppy persona and as the real me, was that I like your blog and I like your struggle. I’ve concluded, after more than 70 years, that the struggle is the journey. I’ve kept at it and it still goes on, but I’ve learned an incredible amount and found a lot of love in all that is.

    • I feel that sometimes it is easy to become caught up in the routine of life. For me the struggle is attempting to branch out and do something creative, when the real world demands that I conform and dull my senses.

  3. Hello ‘currently I am no one’. Good luck with your novel’. As a fellow writer, I’m concerned that, if you post your novel here, proper publishers will say it’s already in the public domain and won’t publish it themselves..

    • Thank you for the consideration regarding my novel. I should specify that I am only planning to release the first three chapters onto this blog, along with some poems and short stories, in the attempt to garnish a bit of a following. Then when the novel is ready, hopefully I can impress any publishers with the ‘popularity’ of this blog and my writings.

  4. I agree with what you say by experimenting, I am doing that also. I believe, seeing how you have a degree in Anthropology and Psychology, you will be extremely successful as a writer! Observing people is one of the ways to improve writing, so I have found. I am amazed that you are able to pull off both short stories and poetry, and so well at that! I have always had the mindset that nobody can succeed in both of them, but you just proved me wrong. Good luck with writing, hope it works out how you want it to!
    Thank you so much for dropping my jammingcow.wordpress.com! I really appreciate it!

    • Thank you for the friendly comment. It is true, poetry and short stories take a very different focus to complete. But I feel both are strongest when accompanied with vivid imagery that makes the reader feel as if they are part of the text themselves. Anyway, thanks again for all the compliments! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

  5. Love the introduction!

    ” Quite surprisingly, people willingly hand me large amounts of their hard earned money to do this menial task. ” – lol

    But despite this (although I hope the humor continues) is this promise of writing about the ‘way life is supposed to be’ that intrigues me. I look forward to reading through some of your work!

    Oh and thanks for stopping by my little blog too 😉

  6. Hi. I love your poems so much. Thank you for following my blog. By the way, just keep holding on. haha. I suppose all of us have to pay their dues in waiting tables, etc, in order to continue on with the craft.

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking it – I’m pleased you did. It allowed me to discover your writing! Love your poem ‘Broken’. It’s full of light and dark and frames a moment in time perfectly.

  8. HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my recent post. I am happy you enjoyed the post, and I appreciate your visit to my site.

    I am intrigued by your blog and your writing. I’m looking forward to reading more. 🙂

  9. Delightful intro. Sorry to read about that technicality/rejection. I’ve heard of this before. Thanks for liking my post and cheers from a fellow alumni!

  10. thank you for liking Iron Belly from my post A ten year old story I found. I can definitely relate to your struggles with working a menial job (I bartend at a craphole bar in Alabama that caters to lecherous octogenarians) while trying to pursue more creative endeavors. keep up the good work and stay in touch!

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    • Thanks Laura,

      As you will see, my poems are mostly laid out around the idea of the four elements. I also want to try to incorporate them into my short stories. I am going to start a new one of those today, actually.

  12. I like what you’ve written here, what you’ve laid down. Not so much a manifesto but an example of how and why writing changes the world. Tough luck with the story submission, I’ll have to get on an read it. The title is tantalizing. Thanks for stopping by fourthsociety, hope to see you around again.

    • I’m not too worried about the story submission. I have since submitted it to two other magazines and I am awaiting their replies. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

  13. Hello Elementalist. I am very pleased that you took the time to visit my blog just a little while ago, because it led me here. I am liking what I have seen during my short time browsing, and I am excited to follow you and read more in the future. I hope you won’t mind me hanging around.

  14. So happy you came to my blog and led me to yours – your poetry is gorgeous and I look forward to reading more of that and your prose/stories as well. I note you and I have similar element based themes for the poetry…so I am sure I will relate to your work immensely! 🙂

  15. Thanks for dropping my blog! I love your philosophy! I’m doing a job that makes me think more or less the same things. Just let’s use the experience as source of inspiration. That’s what I try to do every day!

  16. I like the idea that there might have been a time when the elements were so easy for humanity to control, and that creativity just flowed effortlessly. Thanks for being here

  17. Fascinating. My ‘bus’ series, which you stopped by and ‘liked’ (thank you) is a study in humanity in tiny increments, much like you must observe the people on whom you wait. I look forward to reading your blog.

      • I am glad. I think it’s a wonderful way to reach out to the community, and show your appreciation for those that have influenced you. I will send you the questions that are part of the deal soon.

      • Here are the questions that go along with the nomination. I apologize for having taken so long to provide them. You do not have to answer them if you wish, but I did put thought into them.

        Do you prefer to stay out of politics or get involved?

        Sunrise or Sunset? Which is more beautiful?

        Who is the most important person in your life?

        What is your favorite book?

        Is it better to have loved and lost or to have never loved at all?

        What do you think about the restlessness that seems to be rampant in the world right now?

        If you could have the power to do anything, what would you choose to accomplish.

        What could you do for the person in your life who recently helped you. Have you done it?

        Are you single or involved?(Married, dating, it’s complicated. . .)

        What gives you the energy to get out of bed in the morning?

        This is the one I always ask people. As a nihilist, this is my ultimate question. How do you prove that we exist?

  18. Hello there…I love your poetry and writing. I have also spent most of my life working hard and hiding my writing and poetry in a little book far from anyones reach. I was too ashamed of my bad spelling and punctuation. But the time was right for me to start writing, writing about what ever I think about. I often sit at coffee shops alone watching people and gaining insights into their daily lives. But one thing I must comment on is your line saying that you are no one.
    I was last year left stranded at car park by a church waiting for my lift. An elderly man came to me and started talking. He was the church car park guard. He went on to tell me he did this very simple job for 35 years. He just sits here all day and looks at the cars. Even people from town leave there cars there for him to watch. But he could not understand why they paid him. As he said he really did nothing at all! But I then then told him he gave them the greatest gift of all everyday. That being peace, peace of mind that there vehicles were safe in his care.

    We all have something to give, your menial task may give a tired mom a rest while you wait on her after a long day, for her you are more that “No one”… and your poetry shows this. Don’t ever stop writing!

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