Welcome Reader!

Well here I am. And apparently so are you! Welcome to the inside part of my brain that is now on view via the magic of the internet and blogging!

I am a writer on a journey and an arm-chair philosopher. I know what I know – and I sometimes spill my wee box of knowledge in the sand and make pretty patterns with words and facts. Well words anyway – the facts may be questionable! Nothing posted as on this site should be taken as historical fact or reality. My posts here are creative writing reflecting a slice of truth, and are not meant to be read as biographical. 

merlinspielen – or more correctly Merlin Spielen was a name gifted to me in my university days. I have the gift of being able to make patterns, and draw connections between ideas and the detritus of living . Sometimes the patterns actually even makes some sense! Those patterns are based off a thin slice of reality, reflected, refracted, distilled and turned into a crystallized lexicography of meaning.

I only know what I know. Apparently, the world is bigger than I am! Or at least greater than my mental capacity. So please do correct me, and enlighten me when I stumble along the way. I may not change what I have written – but your comments will help guide others out of the same muddy-pit where I have fallen.

Enjoy your visit, poke around, and please do leave your own thoughts behind for me to ponder. A Blog is best when it isn’t just just one lone human shouting random things into the vastness of the web.

I am not a poet – muses dwell inside my head and whispers words I cannot dispel
that I must madly crayon scribble on the walls and table the best that I am able
these words are not mine they just wriggle free from every opening as living poetry.

Not Sure why I should note this but it seems like a place to keep milestones:

  • I started this version of my Blog on March 18, 2012
  • This site made 5,000 Views in July, 2012
  • This site made 10,000 Views in September, 2012
  • This site made 15,000 Views in December 12, 2012
  • This site made 20,000 Views in January, 2013
  • This site made 25,000 Views in June 2013
  • This site made 30,000 Views in December, 2013 

A sincere and grateful thank you to all my visitors!

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49 responses to “Welcome Reader!

  1. Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to your entries. Spielen is German for “play” and Merlin is, of course, a wizard of renown. So you are a magical writer of word play. Fun!
    Happy Pages,
    CricketMuse

  2. Thank you so much for following! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work!

  3. Nice blog! Thanks for following my blog. :)

  4. Nice blog, thanks for sharing my bubbles :)

  5. You have the rare gift of articulating your thoughts into words without boring the reader (or perhaps, even the listener). Wonderful blog and I hope to read more of your work! :)

  6. [I apologize if this is duplicate. I replied to your very kind and generous note on my blog but fearing you may not see it in a timely manner, wanted to post it on your blog site also.] First of all, my sincere congratulations on your wonderful achievement of the Liebster Blogging award, merlinspielen! How exciting of a step! Then, I thank you, dear blogger friend for listing my blog and for the sincere enthusiasm in your words there. I appreciate your supportive act very much and will most certainly look into the Award site.

  7. I am visiting because somehow you found my blog and subscribed to it…thank you so very much. I am an artist/photographer/writer and RN.
    In what order depends on the day and the muse.

    I am enjoying my visit with your writing.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  8. Thanks for stopping by and reading! I think I found your blog because of Haiku Heights and the weekly challenge :)

  9. Glad to meet you and will read you each week on Haiku Heights. :)

  10. Hello! Thankyou for linking my Changelings post on your blog – I love your writing, and you do indeed draw some very pretty patterns :-)

  11. I think you’ve been to the Sunday Whirl…You might also enjoy
    http://writingourwayhome.com and also
    the prompt site:
    http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/
    …just poking around…
    Yes I’m the same JulesPaige from Jems and Stuff, blogspot, The wordpress site is my short verse.

    Always was a ‘merlin’ fan…

  12. Dear merlinspielen, I only wanted to let you know that I now have reached the first century-mark with my post number! (I remember your excitement and enthusiasm about several things regarding my work but also over the fact when you had achieved the 100th blog line.) All the best in your blogging!

    • :) Thank you for dropping by and congratulations on reaching 100 posts. It is rather satisfying to get to numbers like 100 as they symbolize so much more than the numerical value. 100 symbolizes dedication to a goal. I have visited a few times since my last comment and I continue to enjoy your posting. I am enjoying the quotes you have been posting recently.

      • I thank you for reaffirming for me what 100 symbolize. This is why I only wrote to you! I also thank you with special enthusiasm for visiting my posts and for telling me you are enjoying them still! As for the quotes, they all had and continue to have impact either on my thought processing over life issues or on the shaping and re-shaping of the emotional construct. It pleases me to know you like them also. Once again: thank you for stopping by and leaving me always with positive energy to want to write more. I wish you the same.

  13. Thank you so much for following my Blog! I look forward to following yours as well. After all, how often does one get the opportunity to walk through the inside of someone’s brain?

  14. foroneplease

    Nominating you for the ‘very inspiring blogger’ award felt really wonderful :) firstly, coz it was like a return gift for the nomination you gave me 20 days ago, and secondly, I don’t think I can find the right words to tell you how I love the effortlessness with which you write :) So thanks for inspiring me (I know you know about this already, but I owed you an official msg :D )

    http://foroneplease.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/inspiration-awarded/

  15. Thanks so much for “like”ing my post “I Saw an Old Man Walking”. I’m envious of your magic, Merlin, your spell has been cast wide. Keep it up. Cheers,
    Dwayne

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  17. Love seeing your success as a blogger. You use words wonderfully. Enjoyed visiting your site. Thanks for the ping.

  18. Just wanted you to know that I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award (or, VIRBA) – smile – because I find your writing inspiring. Happy blogging!

  19. happy to see your blog, its good!! GOD<3U

  20. Hi, how are you?

    Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

  21. You really can paint in words what others do on canvas and walls!

  22. Congratulations and welcome to the Word Press family!

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  24. Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for checking out my blog. And for following.

    • No problem at all! Thanks for reading one of my posts and clicking LIKE so I could follow the breadcrumb trail back to your blog! When I saw you are a computing person with an artistic bent I simply had to follow your blog. We are kinda like blogging cousins :)

      See ya around the blog-o-sphere!

  25. Thank you kindly for following my blog :)

  26. I nominated you for my shout out award! Your blog is awesome and deserved the recognition, so go here to get your award http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/its-that-time-again-but-a-little-better-this-go-around/

  27. Thanks Merlin for the like of Friday Fictioneer post! Best wishes to you in your writing!

    Regards

    Jim

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