Welcome! Designing, developing, and writing this blog as part of a Tarrant County College Creative Writing class final exam project is an entirely new experience. I’m not sure exactly how or where it will go, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. I write to communicate, to share, to question, and to learn, as I believe the written word is a powerful vehicle to create community and foster peace.
My blog philosophy is simple and direct, as my approach is positive and upbeat. My daddy used to say, “It’s a good day when you learn something.” Applying his wisdom, I hope that you will have a good day each time you read Annie Ambles. I’m glad you decided to drop by this new blog to check it out.
We may have many things in common, you and me, such as love for family, friends, home, Fort Worth, Texas, and America. In addition, maybe you, too, love writing, reading, volunteering, learning, and traveling. At any rate, Annie Ambles will focus on these loves, especially Fort Worth places and activities that are free or low cost to senior citizens (65+), retirees, and downtown residents as well as on experiences I’ve gained while visiting all 50 states and 32 foreign countries.
My speech and debate teacher Miss Ruth Marable taught her students how to more effectively think and reason. I can hear her now as she said, “There are three topics you do not discuss in polite society—politics, sex, and religion.” “Profanity is the sign of a limited vocabulary.” I agree, so please be warned that if you are looking for controversial writings on these topics peppered with curse words, I’m telling you right now that you will be disappointed in this blog. The big three won’t be discussed here, but other more interesting items will. Fair enough? Thanks!
Annie Ambles in downtown Fort Worth