Welcome to my blog, “Rumination on the Lake”. I created this blog as a way to get my thoughts out about whatever happens to be crossing my mind that week as well as a way to hone my writing skills. Essentially what I want this blog to be is a place where, once a week, I put out a post that deals with some subject (video games, politics, personal thoughts, and so forth).
So my vision for this blog amounts to something akin to a series of articles or a column in a newspaper. I want it to be personal, but insightful. If you’ve heard the admittedly cliche phrase “my two cents”, then you more or less know what I’m going for here.
What I don’t want this blog to be is a ranting forum. I don’t want this to become a place where I sit there fuming and writing things like “I hate group X of people because of this”. The world has enough hate and anger in it that I don’t need to be perpetuating it. I don’t want that, and I doubt anyone who is reading this wants that either. And if you do want that, well…I don’t know how you ended up on this blog but you are in the wrong place my friend.
So if you’ve got some time to kill, and you like reading about personal stories, video games, politics, or whatever happens to be the subject that week, then welcome. I hope you come away from your time here with a new (and hopefully interesting) perspective on something.
My name is Dylan Nordberg. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Journalism. At the time of this blog’s creation, I am twenty-three going on twenty-four, and am currently employed at the WDIO TV station up on Observation Hill in Duluth (an ABC affiliate). My passion is creative writing, and I hope to someday make a career out of that. I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life, but moved up to Duluth to continue my college education at UMD. I like to write, read, play video games, and watch movies and TV shows. I’m a generally quiet person, but easy to get along with.
And that’s about it. Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy what you see.