So I thought I’d add this FAQ page to provide
stalker information to any of those few readers/lurkers who happen to trickle into my blog from some random link of which I’m completely unaware (if you do come across this page, tell me how you found me! I’ll be your BFF. ;-)). See, the truth is, most of the people who visit this blog are family and friends and could probably care less about the origin of Myxl Dove. But for you curious few… those brave souls who venture out into the world wide abyss of virtual literecstasy aka blogging… this is for you. 🙂
So, let’s start with some basics, shall we?
Who are you?
I am Myxl Dove. It’s pronounced “Mix-Uhl Duhv”. Two words. A name, really. Taken from my sadly oblivious days as a forum-based RPGer on the now defunct CompuServe network. My real name is Maurice. All of my family and many of my friends call me Riis (pronounced Reese).
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in an annexed part (not technically part of the City) of Los Angeles County, California. I grew up in what was once infamously referred to as South Central Los Angeles. Yes, I’ve seen drive-bys. I’ve been shot at. I’ve been involved in school brawls that included more than 50 people. And I’ve had family members murdered. But neither me, nor anyone from my family has ever been in a gang. You learn quickly to adjust to your environment and how to survive the set of circumstances you’re dealt.
In 2017, my family and I moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Best. Decision. Ever. I have since learned that I actually love the heat. Doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve also learned that Phoenix is not some flat, desert, strewn with tumble weeds and cacti. It actually has tone of hills, lots of beautiful trees, and actual seasons! :-O
Why do you write? Or more specifically, why do you blog?
I like to write. I also like to interact and received feedback on the things I’ve written. My expectation is that I will build relationships with people I wouldn’t otherwise have met. I like sharing my life experiences with the hope that it might encourage others to think, or consider, or at the very least, make them smile for the first time that day. I’d also like to think my agenda is redeeming passion in relationships or something just as Velveeta-ish.
Are you married?
Yes. I am the proud husband of a super hot woman who also happens to be my best friend. You can see a photo of her on my ABOUT page.
Do you have children?
Yes. I have 65 children, 64 boys and 1 girl! (I’m kidding about the amount, but I do have children)
What are your passions?
Hmm… music is probably my main passion. I dream music. When I hear music I can literally see the movement of the notes, the syncopation and the various instruments used. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a type of synesthesia. Music literally conjures imaged in my head. It is a part of me as much as breathing.
Do you play any instruments?
Yep. I play the piano. I began playing sometime around the age of 7. It all started because the brand new piano my parents bought for my older brother to practice on, sat in our living room untouched after he’d grown bored with the lessons he’d previously begged for. I, on the other hand, was fascinated by this monstrous noise maker and decided that since no one else was using it, I’d teach myself to play. And I did. Slowly but surely I went from finger pecks to two-hand tri-chords. I have never had a formal lesson, but I’ve been a studio session musician, played in a few bands, and on good days I can play circles around some trained musicians. I have also taught myself to play the drums, guitar and a little trumpet.
Can I hear some of your music?
Sure! I’m on SoundCloud. Here’s the link if you want to check out some of my tracks: https://soundcloud.com/mauricewelch.
Have any other questions you'd like me to answer? Submit them as a comment below! 😀