So Just who am I?

Starting off good, it might just be interesting to know who I am. Maybe you want to know, maybe not.

My name is Ronald McCain but I am usually called Mac. I’ve been called Mac since my teen years and it just kind of stuck.

I live in Germany, just outside of Stuttgart. I speak German but do not really feel comfortable writing it. English comes more natural to me since I did not start to learn German until I was 39 years old. That was a long time ago.  I’m going to be 68 on my next birthday, January 25, 2017.

I came to Germany in 1986 while I was in the US Army and really liked it here.  I guess I was really looking for a home and a place to settle down for many years before I found this place. I am very content here. I am active in the local hiking club and I help with people with dementia. I have lots of friends here that are German and almost none that are American.

I consider two places in the US home. One is Florida, southwest Florida, namely Punta Gorda. The other home is Chicago.  I grew up in a village just outside of Chicago called Willow Springs.

I hope to get this blogging business learned soon, I have a few good ideas like writing short stories, mainly westerns and detective-police stories.

I hope to see you around.

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The deep, deep meaning of the title

My title for this blog is very simple. I am Mac and I am just a man. It really can’t be much simpler than this. I am not anybody special and I am not trying to be.

But in the world of ideas I am going to get some of mine out there if I can. I have some very clear ideas that I would like to organize and put out to others for the review and for their criticism.

I noticed I long time ago that the people who are the most successful are the one who have learned to write. Writing is where it is at. No just any type of writing but the kind of writing that gets ideas, opinions, and the like before other people so that e readers can evaluate them.

So, that is why I am Mac the man.

So, just who am I?

Starting off good, it might just be interesting to know who I am. Maybe you want to know, maybe not.

My name is Ronald McCain but I am usually called Mac. I’ve been called Mac since my teen years and it just kind of stuck.

I live in Germany, just outside of Stuttgart. I speak German but do not really feel comfortable writing it. English comes more natural to me since I did not start to learn German until I was 39 years old. That was a long time ago.  I’m going to be 68 on my next birthday, January 25, 2017.

I came to Germany in 1986 while I was in the US Army and really liked it here.  I guess I was really looking for a home and a place to settle down for many years before I found this place. I am very content here. I am active in the local hiking club and I help with people with dementia. I have lots of friends here that are German and almost none that are American.

I consider two places in the US home. One is Florida, southwest Florida, namely Punta Gorda. The other home is Chicago.  I grew up in a village just outside of Chicago called Willow Springs.

I hope to get this blogging business learned soon, I have a few good ideas like writing short stories, mainly westerns and detective-police stories.

I hope to see you around.