I don’t know what caused it, but as of late I have been getting a lot of e-mail from people telling me how good a writer I am. I do not consider myself great, or even real good. Especially since I spend a great deal of time reading the writings of truly great writers, such as Jefferson, Madison, and Patrick Henry.
One person even asked me how the hell I write so good. The way I look at it is this; a brain is part sponge, part muscle. If you soak a sponge in polluted garbage it will soak up polluted garbage. If you soak it in facts and information, it will be filled with knowledge.
On the other hand, writing is merely a means of expressing ideas. If you do not take the time to think, you will not have anything intelligent to say. Writing is merely putting your thoughts down in a format for others to read. The more you practice at it, the better you get.
Believe me, when I go back and read some of the things I wrote a few years back I am embarrassed that I even considered posting them for others to read.
It all comes down to where your priorities lie. If you are too preoccupied with watching TV, your mind will not get the exercise it needs. It will be unable to process information, and express thoughts in a clear, concise manner.
Me, I hardly watch any TV, other than an addiction to NCIS, and the occasional DVD. My time is spent here, reading, and filling my mind with information which helps me understand how our government is supposed to function, as compared to how it actually functions today.
I hope that explains things a bit.