Dear Reader,

Suppose you are reading this.  Suppose you're a Midwesterner, just like me.  I blog because I want to be heard, like all humans want to be heard.  It's not because I'm self-absorbed, or obsessed with attention.  It's because I'm human, and since you're human, that means, no matter what, we have things in common.  Bright thoughts. Selfless actions.  Dark periods. Selfish actions.  Laughs.  Sobs.  Shit.  Blood.  Direct Eye contact.  Avoiding eye contact.  Wandering.  Rutted.  Comfort shame.  ALL OF IT.  It's all beautiful, don't you agree?