I have been posting for several months and an introduction is long overdue.
My name is Benjamin. (Smiles and waves)
I am a correctional professional. I supervise an institutional kitchen and am certified to teach staff first aid, self defense, and cell extractions.
My education is mostly from the school of hard knocks and reading.
The hard knocks are for another post. I have read the Bible and an ancient version of World Book Encyclopedia A-Z multiple times throughout my life.
I completed my GED as an adult. This used to embarrass me until I discovered that recounting this experience motivates my incarcerated charges to pursue an education for themselves.
I tell them that to learn algebra, I checked out a book from the library and began at page 1.
When I began my employment as an officer, I did not know how to type. Since, I have written hundreds of reports so I have improved a little.
Writing standardized reports and enforcing
Administrative Regulations,Standard Operating Procedures and Posted Operational Rules
Makes one boring.
” Oh Brother,” one might say.
I needed an outlet and began to type. First, it was on a GPS game.
Creativity welled inside, bursting at the seams to get out and represent itself in a productive manner. I began successfully writing poems for ingame cash. I would post,
” To all ranks and stations, a poem for your donations!”
Galvin, The Bard was born.
Some game players wanted raw emotion and scary stories. Jeptha The Beast made his debut.
The Bard and the Beast were my bread and butter for ingame cash. However, I had my limits as to what I would write for ingame coin.
As keystrokes hit the digital page, a rule following no nonsense curmudgeon came to life.
Emerson, the Brother.
Me, I am Benjamin, telling stories and working on my typing. I am proud to say I am 40,000 word in!
I would like to say thank you to those that have encouraged me to write. It has been invigorating. I would also like to thank the artist who provided drawings for portions of my blog. You are remarkable, and at your request, anonymous. Thank you for believing in me!
As I find my writing style, I hope you enjoy my ongoing story about the Land of La Longi and the Village of Northwich!