"There is no rehearsal for life. No cue cards. No practice. No do-overs. One chance. Do it right!" - Gerald M. Sliva, Not-so-famous Author
People who are considering following my blog might be interested in knowing what is in store over the coming months and years. Barking From the Front Porch was a collection of essays, sprinkled with a small seasoning of satire and social commentary, about life in the tiny hamlet of Kuroki,. We all have fond memories of our home towns, but eventually we graduate to barking elsewhere.
In writing Barking From the Front Porch my objectives were to tug at my readers' heartstrings while telling a true story, to elicit laughter, tears and deep thoughts about the meaning of life and death. Some of the most popular current television shows are called "Reality Shows", most of which have nothing to do with reality for the vast majority of us. In my "Barking" I wanted to have a true-life reality show, something most people could relate to, a story of common people living an uncommon life and loving it. We all do it. There is nothing more real than family, friends, food, laughter and tears. I hope you find them here.
In my blog, Still Barking, I intend to continue along similar themes of essays and stories about real people - me, my family, my friends, my acquaintances and sometimes strangers who cross my path, who somehow brighten the days of people they encounter. Sometimes I may reflect upon on the past, the good old days in Kuroki, but most often I'll bark about present day stories, issues and circumstances which affect mankind.
Thank you for following me to see where our journey leads us.
Gerald M. Sliva
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