What is A Grand Experiment in Words?

Perhaps it’s best to start by saying that I’ve always wanted to write. I’ve never known what I wanted to write, exactly, but the desire to write has been there, and this blog is where it’s starting. It’s an experiment, and I don’t know what will turn up on these pages, but we’ll test the hypothesis that I do have words that I need to put out there.

As this is an experiment, there won’t be any limits to what I will (or won’t) write about; it will be whatever strikes me as interesting, and where I have something to say. It may be a rehashing of news with opinions thrown in. I may talk about sports that I find interesting. It could be a rant about the mundane things in life. Heck, if I feel inspired, I might even put some fiction up here.

As thoughts churn, I’m going to attempt to make use of the machine in my head to see if I can formulate them into coherent thoughts that are interesting or entertaining. You may find some, all, or none of it worth your time to read, but I’m still going to put it out there.

About the Mad Scientist

What is there to say about me, the mad scientist behind A Grand Experiment in Words? Most importantly, I’m probably not a mad scientist. I’m just a middle-aged guy, who has always written well but never done any professional writing. My Grammarly stats tell me that I’m usually more active than approximately 90% of Grammarly users, I’m more accurate than 70-80% of other users, and I use more unique words than 80% of other users. All that says is that I write a lot of emails at work (or I’m just longwinded in the ones I send), and I seem to be OK with words. Maybe I can translate that into something interesting here. Perhaps I’m a better writer than I think, or maybe I’m not. Time will tell.

When it comes to writing, I always seek clarity. Given my day job in software, which requires lots of logical thinking, it’s not surprising. My desire for clarity is probably a downside at work as sometimes it’s better to send a quick email that’s good enough than wasting time getting it perfect. But perhaps that is an indication that words matter to me, and maybe I should be writing more, hence this blog.

I have a family: a wife, grown adult daughters, and a cranky old dog (we’re simpatico in that way). I live in the southeastern United States.

Why the Name A Grand Experiment in Words?

One of my musical artists is Neal Morse, and the title is a play on the album named The Grand Experiment.