D A de B Wall — A disorderly life!

June 27, 2012 at 8:27 am (Biography, Commentary, David Wall)

How does that sound as a title for an autobiography? I think about 200 pages of revealing information — from Melbourne, Sydney and the back blocks of NSW to PNG, Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia and other places of interest — a cultural and emotional journey.

I’ll keep you posted, contributions and information welcome — or maybe so!

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An autobiography

June 23, 2012 at 4:55 am (Biography, Commentary, David Wall)

I’m toying with the idea of writing an autobiography, but I must admit that I’m a bit scared. Looking back on my life I see a lot of a man behaving badly.

I know that confession is good for the soul, but perhaps it’s not the soul I’m thinking of so much.

“It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all” Molière .

The question is do I want to create a public scandal by writing my autobiography? I have sinned in secret and openly. It’s no good saying that mum’s the word, one has to be honest and tell all.

At times I’ve stepped into a heart of darkness.

Of course I could write something to be published only after I die, which can’t be too far off at 76! And I’m assuming that the public at large would be interested in me and my life.

It’s a problem that I’ll leave to my readers to decide what I should do. If I get a lot of yes replies I’ll go ahead, or maybe I shall.

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