About

Tim

 I, Tim Daniel, am your humble blogger.  I am a Dallas attorney in private practice and a writer by avocation. My political views are generally libertarian, small L. Words, art, music and the passionate pursuit of life are important to me. But most of all, laughter. There must be laughter.

 My credo for this blog is a Kerouac quote.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

I am definitely no Jack Kerouac but I dig his spirit and I relate to him.  If you haven’t read him, you need to do so.  People think of him, wrongly, as anti-establishment simply because he was part of the Beat Movement.  The guy was actually conservative in his values to the point of supporting the Vietnam War and befriending William F. Buckley.  It’s hard to get much more establishment than that.  My interest in him doesn’t stem from his political views though. 

Kerourac loved all that is America–and wrote of it breathlessly. I aspire to write a Kerouac-esqe travelogue, a virtual “On The Road” novel.  I am not claiming I will succeed.  Kerourac said of himself, “I had nothing to offer anyone but my own confusion.”   I can relate.  I am, at best, one of those wanna-bees sitting at the table in the smoky dive trying to make sense of it in order to be part of it–trying to soak up something, anything, authentic.  Then, doing my best to preserve it.

Attorney. Writer. Music lover. Art critic. Philosopher. Epicurean. Cigar smoker. Caffeine addict. Political gadfly. Philosopher. Free speech fanatic. Libertarian. Photographer. Cowboy poet. Chuckwagon cook. Lefty. Insomniac. Mercenary.

That’s me. I plan to blog about everything.  I’d like you to consider my commentary and also my fiction.  I hope you find something of interest here. 


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