“I? I do not write much, sir.”

“You don’t?”

“No, sir. Oh, if you mean scribbling, I do scribble some, for amusement.”

— Mark Twain, A Curious Experience


My inspiration for scribbling comes from what I believe animates most diarists — to organize and clarify my thinking, to preserve memories, to chronicle events, to tell stories, to hone my craft, to record personal reflections or reminisces, to note interesting things or witty sayings, to write out my thoughts & observations on current affairs, from my readings, travels, etc, etc., and of course, “for amusement.”

And if the above paragraph doesn’t do it for you, then try out my first attempt (here) at filling this space.

—J.D. Wills