Last night I got an e-mail from my number two brother, Shane. He is a published author and now has a new website. Shane calls himself an American humorist and that he truly is. He always makes me chuckle with his reflections on life. Sometimes he triggers a memory with his reference to our shared childhood. I remember the rocket in the park, Shane!
But he is more than that. His longer passages go deeper. I just read "Me and Sam" this morning. Growing up along the Mississippi myself, I know how he feels. I can relate to that longing to write. It's in me, as it is in him. But then reality sets in and we feel inadequate and go back to the real world.