Welcome to my world. The world of Mat. Yes, my name is only spelled with on “T”. You’ll get over it. Anyway, this blog is a way for me to return to writing. I used to write a lot. I have many stories to tell, some real and some fiction. For many years I have been unable and unmotivated to write any of it. It’s like I have a mental constipation. There’s a lot in my head, but it doesn’t want to come out. At least not without a lot of grunting, pushing, and prune juice. Not long ago, I had the idea for this blog. In in I will tell the stories from my life. The tales I will regale you with will be a mix of current events and also those of the past. It will range from the places I’ve traveled, the experiences I’ve had in the Navy, and random thoughts and philosophies. I hope that by sharing my life this way through writing, it will cure my mental block on writing the other stories I want to. Basically, I want this to act as a laxative for my brain to allow all of the ideas and stories to come flowing out onto the paper like butt pee.