Archive for March, 2009

A Wayward Wizard’s Wistful Words

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by alanburton09

Well, friends, this is my second book offering: ‘A Wayward Wizard’s Wistful Words – A Little Book Of Quotes.’

Quotes, by their very nature, are the most concise method of using language to describe specific events, feelings, questions, and answers. Quotes vary from the absurd, to humorous, to thought provoking.

My quotes are no different. They span several years, often set aside for a time after they were composed, and now resurrected in this book.

Example: “Some people have mood swings. Not me, though. I have a mood swing set.”

Quotes help to define the absurdity that seems to hover over my life. Humor is life with a little twinkle, and absurdity is humor with the gas pedal to the floor.

I revel in this state of being, and I hope you often do too. Sometimes we need, not to make the world stop, or to get away from it, but simply to describe it from a different point of view.

This helps to readjust our focus, and enjoy the moments we have just a little more for what fleeting joy they bring us, and not just get beaten down by the world and it’s hardships.

My quotes are composed to provide a written chocolate treat to those who have a verbal sweet tooth.

I hope that you enjoy these, and remember that this is simply a: ‘coffee table/stocking stuffer’ effort, and nothing more pretentious than that.

Quotes are just quotes. Some people like them, some don’t.

I hope that most of you do, and that this ‘blog’ will stimulate conversations and ideas to share.

Although being somewhat computer literate, and able to navigate about a bit, this medium of ‘blogging/chat room’ websites is quite new to me. Communication on the internet has been limited to emails for me thus far, and this new method of advertising my work, and having it be a more personal event as such, is quite exciting to say the least.

I look forward to chatting with people about this book, quotes in general, ‘From A Window Or Two – memoirs of a distant mind’ – my other book, and anything else that comes to mind.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy my work, and I look forward to chatting with many of you soon, online and ‘blogging’.

Thank you,




From A Window Or Two

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 26, 2009 by alanburton09

This is my first attempt at ‘blogging’, and is undertaken in the hopes of promoting my new book: ‘From A Window Or Two – Memoirs of a Distant Mind’.

This is a provocative look at my life as a series of captured moments in time.

Some of these might have a ring of familiarity to you, and some might not.

However, I feel that they do demonstrate the various ways that we remember ourselves by looking at what has happened to us, why and when.

This work deals with relationships, children, friends, events, and thoughts, that mirror my often peculiar development as a member of this human race.


Life is a series of moments on a string, following each other toward an unknown destiny.

Here, in this book, I try to isolate – albeit briefly – some of those moments of mine, so I can revel in the absurdity of my life in these times.


Since there is not a truly consecutive nature to many moments, I have divided this work into sections rather than traditional chapters. This way I can include various themes and directions that my life has followed without encouraging a chronological ‘page by page’ approach to reading them.

In this book I write from both a humorous standpoint, as well as the distinct opposite.

My hope is that what I offer here will reach those seeking a slightly different appreciation of life’s various threads, thus demonstrating the abundant polarities of the human condition.


I do hope you take the time to read, and hopefully enjoy these writings, and return this ‘blog’ with conversation and comments, which I shall respond to with pleasure, in hopes of developing a dialogue about life and it’s multitude of peculiar moments.

A writer is a creature who lies exposed and naked between the pages – if he so chooses –

and, for me, it’s the only way to be. The life rustling between those pages is what engages my mind, and allows my words to flow.


This is why I enjoyed creating this work so much, and this is why I submit it to you.