It’s a strange, painful feeling typing these words, but the time has come for me to step away from the Red Dirt Chronicles. For the past year, I have had the amazing privilege of writing sports pieces for this site. Every Friday I had the opportunity to share part of myself with you, our loyal readers. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.
Being a part of the RDC renewed my love of writing. It challenged me creatively, and gave me a sense of fulfillment that is so rare to find in any kind of work or pursuit. Most of all, it gave me a sense of freedom. There were no boundaries to what I could put on these pages and that is really the best part of this whole project. I could be serious, funny, sad, sarcastic, satirical, biting, glib, self-deprecating or even controversial. Writing proved to be such a fantastic outlet for me and what I hope came through in my words is the passion I have for sports.
I have never tried to start any arguments with my writing or the subjects I’ve chosen. I believe the best sports writing sparks conversation and debate. Good sports writers should never take themselves or their topics too seriously and I always tried to keep that in mind when I picked up my pen and notepad every week.
I remember when Kelly first approached me about contributing to this site. There’s no way I could have turned her down. “You mean I get to write whenever I want about whatever I want in the world of sports?” Sold. Continue reading Time For A New Chapter