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“…for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.”
Luke 21:15, New American Bible
I will be the first to admit that I aggravate a great many people. In fact, I would suspect that if I were to visit the Middle East today, both the Jews and the Arabs would unify in opposition to my mere presence – such remains my ability to get under the skin of individuals. Of course, I speak partly in jest, but I believe that you receive the point, which is that I remain – within my own little way – a controversial figure. When I write, people go out of his or her way to comment about my work, perhaps even suggesting that my mother’s dog could write better than I do. And I do thank them for caring about family pets.
Criticism remains a foundation of human life. Without it, we cannot grow. If there were no critics around, all of us – especially your humble author – would possess egos as large as a blue giant star. After all, even the greatest amongst us are little more than fragile, tainted souls. Only God remains perfect. Therefore, I will be the first to admit; as a writer, I suck. If I could only write, what God wants me to tell the world, then, perhaps, I could do a great service to society. But that is not why I write. In my best efforts, I have tried to plant the seed for discussion, education, and reflection so that others may feel compelled to do his or her own duty to improve the world. For this reason, I decided a long time ago to “self-publish” my literary words.
Somehow, I find it ridiculous to profit from what God has set out for me to do. For this reason, I do not – generally – treat my writings as a business. As near as I can tell, I have been writing here at Right Truth for about six years – give or take. I have written everything from historical analyses on through humorous commentaries. In books, I have written works on religion, personal safety, and my (now) two books on assassins. At best, I probably average 2.5 stars out of 5. Only within my peer-reviewed journal papers do I tend to follow “the formula” and, largely, I have since retired from boring my professional associates with the dryness of academia.