This blog is an echo-chamber for my rantings about things that bother me, and my ravings about things I love. So far it’s leant heavily in the “ravings” direction, but we’ll see how it goes from here. There are two things you might like to know before reading my stuff, so you can understand a little of my perspective. One is that I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). I’m 23 years old and I returned from two years of missionary work in London in October 2011. The reason I made this blog in the first place was to review the things I’ve missed out on for the past two years, and in doing so give myself experience for my desired career in journalism. I love to talk about the church, but I won’t be doing that here. That’s not the purpose of this blog. If you really want to find out more about my relationship with the church, I wrote up a little something here. http://mormon.org/me/BHY6
The second thing is that I was diagnosed with autism at the age of fourteen. I’ve taken leaps and bounds in overcoming the social barriers that come with my particular brand of autism, but I think in some cases it does provide the key to my way of thinking about things. I won’t be referring to it much in my posts, because I won’t pretend to fully understand it myself. I don’t know exactly what quirks and oddities in my interests and personality can be traced back to my autism, so I won’t pretend to.
I make regular posts on weekdays, Ideally. It doesn’t always work out that way, but I’d say I’ve been doing a decent job recently. The general subject matter fluctuates wildly, so brace yourself for a whole variety of interests. They tend to tip towards the nerdier side of things, of course. I also write ongoing features about student life and the process of writing my first novel. There’s also video game reviews and thought pieces, some of which have been published in my student newspaper SEREN.
I hope you enjoy reading this stuff as much as I enjoy writing it!