**The quoted text in this post was written in early 2018**

**the screenshot and video were added to complete the post today in 2020**

I’ve been all talk and no walk when it comes to achieving my personal writing goals. Steven Pressfield mentions “The Resistance” as the invisible force which pulls us away from the things we need to be doing. The resistance was strong, but I finally pulled the trigger and created a platform for the shitstorm of words to fall into place on. I’d like to offer to any who may desire, my unique perspective on whatever bits of information come my way.

I started this as a way to vent, but to also start dialogue with a unique perspective. I have been fairly quiet over the last few years when it comes to offering my insight. All of my publicized writing was done on social media like Facebook, where I’d post an article with my commentary on the thread. I think most of us know how much worth a Facebook post has. Next to nothing. And with the way things are going in the world, we’re coming to realize that the world is much more brutal than we ever imagined.

nailed it.

He [Steven Pressfield] was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1943, while his father was stationed there, in the Navy. He graduated from Duke University in 1965 and in 1966 joined the Marine Corps. In the years following, he worked as an advertising copywriter, schoolteacher, tractor-trailer driver, bartender, oilfield roustabout, attendant in a mental hospital, fruit-picker in Washington state, and screenwriter. His struggles to make a living as an author, including the period when he was homeless and living out of the back of his car, are detailed in his book The War of Art.

His first book, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was published in 1995, and made into a film of the same name, starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Matt Damon, and directed by Robert Redford.  (from peoplepill.com)