What is Real About Me?

Separating truth from fiction online can be difficult. If you are one of my regular readers, you have seen carefully chosen snippets of my life. Which ones are genuine and which ones are fiction? You decide.

I approach my blogging with a mixture of truth and creativity. I have been told I am a convincing liar. That may be true. If so, how ironic. The best lies contain a nugget of truth in them.

It is like the movie The Perfect Storm. Based upon a book, based upon true events. By the time the final movie reached theaters, the truth was slimmed down to this:

  • A fishing boat went out.
  • A big storm hit.
  • The boat did not come back.

Everything else that happened to the boat during the movie is pure speculation. Did George Clooney really charge up a tidal wave 300 miles from shore? Nobody knows.

What followed the next few years was the adoption and overuse of the title phrase as it was used to hype other events of turmoil in the world.

  • Financial markets – “We’re headed for a perfect storm of crisis events…”
  • Petroleum markets – “We’re seeing the beginnings of a perfect storm of economic pressures…”
  • Housing markets – “Buyers are facing a perfect storm of financial upheaval…”

So far, I have not seen any of my blog postings go viral. No media outlets are skimming my text for buzzword phrases to embellish their reports. That is just fine with me.


How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?

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