It is strange to write knowing it will be read by others. I have written all my life. It was a means to organize and develop ideas within myself and, perhaps, a tool to preserve thoughts that lay inside me, crying to get out. I wrote only for myself, sharing my writings with no one, with the small hope that someday my son may read them (he passed away 8-10-06). My writings exist as a conglomeration of essays, scratched out mostly on handwritten crumbly sheets of paper, not dated, and thrown in various folders. Surprisingly, it was fun and interesting to go through these papers and find the continuity of thought I carried throughout the years.
I have always explored life through processing values based on a small subset of recurring themes. These are: Character (development, abstract principles, love, etc.), Religion (beliefs, purpose, spiritualism, etc.), and Science (cosmology, evolution, reason and intellect, etc.).
My essays can be found in the short story section. PREMISE is written in first person. I usually do not write with the "I" but it clarifies who I am. For convenience I have titled my essays.
Gordon H. Hisayasu