In this case, it took me about eight or nine years. Better late than never. I’ve been throwing around a few ideas and talking to a few people about starting a blog, and the most common question is, “why?”

Growth.

Before I go into that, let’s explore why the website is named as such, starting with who “The Warden” is. Those who know me well have at times joked at the name, but they eventually recognized the significance of what it entails. Warden has been defined as a “person responsible for the supervision of a particular place or thing or for ensuring that regulations associated with it are obeyed.” I think that pretty much sums it up. I’m not involved in any corrections type of work, but the work I do engage in is definitely held to the standard it requires. A good friend branded me with the title years ago, and the name stuck.

We seek new knowledge and the understanding of such. That’s where “the growth of” comes in. Simply put, we age and we grow. The posts I present will be crafted as such. The untitled novel that I am writing (more details on that soon) will also resemble similar characteristics. Without turning this into a public personal journal, I’m hoping that this forum can be used to encourage and influence growth.

#1 down, vigor with continuance.

-thewarden