On a whim…

Life without whimsy is not much of a life at all; without it, a walk in the dark is no laughing matter.


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Born in Georgia, educated in South Carolina, Kentucky, and Boston. Spent a few years in Uncle Sam’s yacht club, fifteen years as a minister and have been doing time as an information systems architect ever since.

I collect whistles, maintain lists (Things I have ‘driven’: cars, sixteen wheeler’s,  single engine airplane, submarine, destroyer, motor cycle, go cart, and a very large freight parachute.)

I love to let my pen wander across paper. It is a lot like being a dowser. Who knows what my ink will find?  I wish I could say that I am like or unlike ‘everyone else’ but, frankly, I have no idea. Here’s what I know: I need to know if any of my musings mean anything to you. Maybe it makes you angry, happy, or even hopeful. The thing is, as much as I would like to believe it is true, I don’t find pleasure in writing if no one is listening. So… let me hear from you. I am an omnivore but I draw the line at members of my own species and those that are close kin such as monkeys, chimps, and other apes. That means I won’t bite you.

Written by David Wilkerson

4 November 2007 at 7:27 pm

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  1. Deep, my Son, Deep. What beautiful words penned. Are you starting (creating) a collection of your thoughts? One would certainly need to be by oneself and with a cup of coffee, read and re-read, think and re-think.

    Bill Herrin

    9 February 2009 at 1:36 pm

  2. Hi David,

    Just wanted to drop by your blog to thank you for visiting mine and for signing up to receive regular posts. I appreciate your readership, and hope that you’ll enjoy your visits to The Midlife Second Wife!

    All best wishes,


    28 February 2012 at 9:12 am

    • Thanks Marci. I am a retread too. I was a single dad with three young girls after my first wife died. God bless my “midlifesecondwife” who took on the four of us.

      David Wilkerson

      28 February 2012 at 12:45 pm

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