I had a Stephen King Moment after I got a measure of fame from writing articles for a huge member’s only website. I wrote training articles for personal security, but we never bothered to install an alarm system at our new place because it was such a quiet neighborhood. I started out with a few readers that grew to about a 100,000 of them every week. Then the company that runs the site wanted me to add a byline and recent photo of myself. It was shortly after that when I ordered the adt home security system.
The articles often raised the ire of one group of readers and elicited praises from the rest. I was attempting to be the voice of reason for the genre. It aggravated a few of the crackpots you have in pretty much any group you can mention. (more…)