15 August 2005

Talmadge 101

No, it's not the latest radio station format craze. It's the first entry of what could well be a haphazard, erratic and off-kilter contribution to the blogosphere. It might last forever and ever, amen. Or be canceled quicker than a good network TV show.

After some thought, I've taken the dive and now I have a blog of my own. Yippee! I now feel validated as a citizen. Webpages are so .... 20th century. My teenage son, illustrious Goth-In-Training, just started one at Xanga.com; I suppose that gave me the nudge I needed.

Okay, some of you have wondered: "Who's this Talmadge Gleck person?" Wonder no more. Talmadge Gleck is an 'alter ego' name I coined back in the abyss of high school; literally so, as the name came to life in a basement classroom at a high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It was a typical 1981 school day, and I thought of a really outlandish name for a fictional character. It just came out. Talmadge Gleck. A famous name was born.

The name Talmadge Gleck would occasionally surface over the years, often as a generic fictional name if I needed it for, say, a piece of writing.

And, here in August 2005, Talmadge Quirkius Gleck now has his own blog. Look for thoughts, ponderings, reflections, ruminations, et pluribus al, in this space.

And there you have it. Talmadge 101. Better keep those notes, as there might be a pop quiz tomorrow.

Okay, I'm going to go back to watching Letterman before I hit the hay. Ciao for niao.