Some of you, and a handful of people outside of "online" life, have encouraged me to get in to writing. Tonight I took a friend up on an offer to sit in on a writing group here in Austin. I kind of knew what to expect, and it was exactly as described, except that I was surprised how much fun there was in the challenge of it. What a great group, with a patient leader. If you know me, you may know that I don't exactly gravitate toward the "creative writing" crowd when it comes to hanging-out time. I doubt I'll ever check any of the same boxes as these folks do when it comes to election day, but what a genuinely supportive group when it comes to writing. Like in sports, you have to leave the world on the sideline when you enter that room and let yourself exercise with words a little bit. There was "hmmm"ing, there was laughter, there was silence.
I'm looking forward to next time.