My GRL Blog Tour Volunteer Recognition – Cayman Thorn

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Nothing fancy about walking into a bar and grabbing a stool across from the guy with the handlebar mustache who is tending. The reason you are here, the guy makes you believe you are the only one in the place. There could be people wall to wall, all talking too loud and making individual asses out of themselves, but the guy behind the bar speaks softly and only to you. You hang on his every word since each word sounds as if it was crafted on a fine workbench somewhere. The information in these words belies their beauty. There should be some pap or nonsensical construct since beauty and well-said don’t usually come in the same package. Your draw to the place results from the intelligent and profoundly moving words placed together to make the hearing well worth any effort to be there.

So this is the blog of Cayman Thorn, the person who Drinks Well with Others. Each post is as if he is writing a personal message to the reader. There is no escaping the draw-in and ultimate commitment the reader makes to the words so well written and composed. This is not your Millennia’s blog of “OMG,” “amazing,” and “it was so surreal.” No, my friends, this is the gosh, honest real thing. YOU NEED TO HAVE A BRAIN TO VISIT. If you left yours somewhere out in the rain, you might as well use the facilities and take off since you will really be bored here.

This is a writer’s place run by a writer for writers to enjoy. Sure, other artists will appreciate a visit, but don’t get in the way of Mr. Thorn when he is throwing down words. He’s got to have a lotta room cause his words are words that most words would like to grow up to be. I don’t mean they are big words; I mean they are meaningful words. Words with substance and arranged with care.

Okay, a small excerpt from his post on the 19th . . .Cayman decided not to use the internet for a while, so here he describes:

Things you believe when you can’t use Google for verification:

-Brad Pitt once played minor league baseball for the New York Mets
-Chris Christie used to be a toll booth operator
-The term “Made in America” is made in China
-If a hyena and a tanning bed made a baby, it would look like Snooki
-Neil Armstrong found a half-eaten bag of M&M’s on the moon
-Russia is two months ahead, which means they’ve already held the Winter Olympics.

Thank you, Cayman, for helping launch My GRL. This is like a concertmaster helping with a ukulele lesson, and this ukulele player appreciates it.

2 comments

  1. Yanno, I was plenty fine with being part of the tour as it was. But this here post you wrote about me? Boss, it makes me that much more thankful to have been a part of your effort. I want to thank you again for putting the blog tour offer out there, and for this post, and for being a place I come to when I’m not tending bar. Godspeed.
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    1. Thank you for having a place where I go to when I’m not favoring fiction.

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