FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
I’ve decided to start writing. I enjoy writing, when done well, it can be an art form regardless of the length of the story. I will write about anything I find interesting, but will concentrate on military history, military strategy and operational art, book reviews, fish and fishing, foraging for wild mushrooms, Philadelphia sports, music and who knows what else. It’s partially therapeutic, partially informing whatever audience might accumulate over time, and hopefully interesting, humorous and worth the time the reader puts into the piece.
I’ve decided to call my column “From the Cheap Seats” as an homage to the Eagles Seasons Tickets my Dad had when I was a kid. Located in the 600 level of Veterans Stadium, it is a reference to the joy I felt watching the Eagles and Phillies in my youth. It also is a reference to the fact that I will be writing with little to no skin in the game, it’s simply my observation and thought about a topic or topics.
So who am I? I am many things to many people. I am a dad, a son, a brother, a husband, a former high school and college athlete, a saltwater fisherman, a Colonel of Armor in the Army, a self-titled intellectual, a friend, an adversary, a die hard Philly sports fan, and a fan of any music which is heavy, hard, fast and confrontational. I like to read — a lot — about a lot of varied topics from a lot of varied authors. I have an anti-library and a library. So welcome aboard troop, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, because it’s time to go over the top and get busy.