That’s a picture of me standing in front of the house that doubled as Walter White’s home in Breaking Bad. I chose it as the image for this post in the hopes that it might make some of you jealous that I live in such close proximity to all of the landmarks that appeared in the greatest television show of all time. But that really has nothing to do with anything. Just for fun, I’m going to make things more interactive today. I’m asking all of you who are kind enough to follow my blog to challenge me to write about a specific topic. I don’t have writer’s block – I can always think of something about which to pontificate – but for the first six months of this page’s existence, I’ve been left to my own devices in choosing my subject matter and perhaps some of you wish I would address topics that are of specific interest to you. Most of us have a pretty symbiotic online relationship in that I usually end up following your excellent pages and find myself in awe of the way your minds operate. So I’d like to bring some of your awesomeness into my virtual space in the form of topics that originated from your minds as opposed to my own. Sure, I am aware that I could utilize any number of daily prompts that are floating around out there in WordPress Land, but that feels like an unimaginative approach, and it wouldn’t satisfy any personal curiosity you may have about what I might say regarding something that’s on YOUR mind (not to assume that you are curious about such a thing, but I can only be so humble in my choice of words before I begin to sound like a new A.A. recruit trying to out-humble the rest of the sobriety automatons in the room).
I usually don’t divulge too much about myself personally here. Maryellen brings that angle to our page and has thus far satisfactorily provided plenty of reading material for those of a more voyeuristic mindset. That’s not a critique; we just have very different styles and that’s why we decided that sharing a page together would not seem redundant. Aside from my horror story installments, I tend to write on the broad topics of philosophy, physics, politics and pop culture. What I’m asking of you is to suggest a topic that is less broad. For instance, “music” is too broad; “Ozzy” is more specific and along the lines of what I’m getting at. “Buddhism” – too broad and clearly flogging a dead horse; “Richard Gere: An Officer, A Gentleman or a Bodhisattva?” – better. If it bothers you that I don’t engage in social media or use this blog platform to regale you with the excruciating minutiae of my daily life, then throw a topic at me that demands personal revelation. Otherwise, just let me know what interests you that I’ve yet to cover in my posts.
If there are a lot of responses, I’ll pick the 3 topics that I find most challenging and post on them within the next few days. If there are no responses, then I’ll just carry on as normal. If there are a negative number of responses, I’ll have to reassess my entire understanding of real world quanta. So, my friends, what’s on your minds that you wish to transfer to mine?