Being a writer is both easier and harder than most people think. Easier, because if you can talk you can write. It doesn't take any special talent to move the thoughts from your head down to the keyboard of the laptop and out into cyberspace.
Harder, because once those thoughts leave your fingers you've lost them forever. The words are no longer the words you wrote. They are transformed into the words that someone reads. A thought, a phrase, an idea that seems so clear when you write it can morph into something completely different in the mind of the reader.
With that caveat, I'm going to give this blogging a shot. This will be - as it already is - a morning note to friends. Most won't be groundbreaking revelations. None will be edited, so those of you who have read the columns and books may be shocked to find out what the raw thought-process looks like.
There will be the odd "eureka" moments, I suppose. There will be some column previews, some thoughts on running and life, and more.
Grab a cup of coffee and join me.
Waddle on, friends.