Who am I?

When I first heard of blogs, they were the brand new way for needy people to get more attention drawn to their mundane lives of shoe-shopping and OMGs. Now, however, they have somehow morphed into a powerful marketing strategy that is quickly transforming the way business is done. Hoping to stay afloat in this raging sea of popular media, I have hopped aboard the SS. Blog.

I’m an aspiring writer, communications professional, and transnational explorer. At the moment, I don’t have a job. It’s rough. I do, however, have a passion for trying to put my thoughts, triumphs, and tribulations down on paper. I graduated with a BA in English Writing and Rhetoric, so I can get wordy with the best of them. I hope to be an author someday, but in order to get there, I have to write. A lot, where people will see it.

So, I now have a writer’s blog (not to be confused with block, which I also have occasionally). I have absolutely no idea where it will go, but I’m charging forth with my stubby neophyte blogger-limbs.

The title of my blog, “In the Wake,” refers to the feeling I believe many men and women of my generation experience when contemplating our situation. We are inheriting a nation rife with problems in the wake of a series of political miscalculations made by our fathers and grandfathers, including war, economic/ecological devastation, and ignorance. My generation is the one inheriting the consequences. We are the ones who won’t be able to afford airline tickets to see where the coral reefs used to be because we can’t find a job. We are feeling the first tremors of a possible national implosion, one we had no hand in bringing about.

That said, my generation has a great opportunity. It is now our responsibility to set the new course, to make decisions and take actions that will be praised as the turning-points in a downward slide that, left unchecked, may have crippled us beyond repair.

This blog is my opinion, which naturally I feel is the one people should listen to. I’m going to write about life and experiences, stories, articles, commentaries, and whatever I come up with that I think is worth writing down. I hope that my work will move someone to do something that will take us one inch forward instead of back, making waves instead of drifting in the wake.

(***This blog solely reflects the opinion of the writer, John Kenneth McEwen, and in no way represents the opinions and/or position of any company he may be affiliated with through employment or other association.***)

One Response to “Who am I?”
  1. Karen says:

    Love this column and read it all the time. You really write well; particularly love your own experiences!

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