Now I wonder If I will ever be The lighthouse in a sea of shadows That you were when you shined for me When I was going under You knew when and where to be Now I’m as good as Ebenezer after his conversion I’d give all my goods away with no coercion I’d give almost anything Just to hear the hum of your wings
What did I do over Christmas? I ran the blog. I finished the rewrite of my first screenplay. I hosted the holidays at my house (both Christmas and New Year’s). But, most important of all……I created something completely and totally new.
That’s a big question. Let’s break it down into four sub-questions.
Question One is…..why am I – – Tim Knight – – here on Slope?
I am here for a number of selfish reasons. First, I have a need to express myself. I can’t paint, I can’t draw, I can’t really sing………so I write. I have been writing professionally since I wrote my first nationally-published article as a 15 year old boy, and I haven’t stopped in the many decades since. I’m a writer, and it gratifies me to share my thoughts with an audience.
I am also here for a monetary reward, albeit a relatively small one. My beloved Slope Plus subscribers constitute the vast majority of revenue here, which is why I try to give them the best I possibly can. But I also find psychic gratification in the knowledge that I’ve built a popular community here. After nearly a dozen years of doing this blog, it still amazes and humbles me that people elect to spend part of their lives here.