Welcome To Dabneyland

Posted By on May 21, 2011 | 8 comments

It’s official. Dabneyland is open for friends to traipse through my random thoughts which are under the Lord’s daily construction.

If I were to be honest, I’ve started this blog for two reasons: First, I write for The Good News, and I was the only author without a place to quip away for the world to see (thanks for the pressure, guys).

Second, I forget.

No—literally…I forget most of what happens in my life. It’s a scary place to be, and even scarier to admit. My body ingested heavy doses of drugs twelve years ago during my battles with Hodgkin’s Disease. Since that time, my (non-photographed) memories like to slip away, leaving my personal journals to replay the only pictures of my past. Sadly, most of them include unfortunate experiences I ranted about to my diary knowing she’d never expose my weaker side.

So here I am forcing myself to write my weekly (more like bi-monthly) happenings—a new diary of sorts—with the hope of creating cyber-cells to aid my flailing brain. And, that a brighter, cheerier side to my past will emerge from friends and family clearing the murkiness fogging my mind. (See, Dabneyland can be fun for all! You could make up memories, and I’d travel there with you, nodding all the while, even throwing in an “ahhh” and “hmm” for appeasement’s sake.)

On the brighter side, I’m the best secret-keeper. Tell me your deepest thoughts and in three days (kind of like Jesus) the words will resurrect to the clouds, lost forever. Just don’t ask, “Remember when I told you about…?” Because I probably won’t.

Thanks for tuning in. Enjoy the ride…and, if you’ve got a memory or two to share of our friendship–please post away. I’m ready (I think) to relive those adventures.

In His hands,



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