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Under the Hood

Let’s start with who I am. I am a citizen of the Kingdom of God first and foremost. A follower of Jesus Christ. Second, I’m a husband and a father. I’m also a brother, a son-in-law, a friend, a nuisance, a resident of the great state of Tennessee, and a citizen of the United States. By day I help developers and business owners connect their software to payment gateways. At night I don my superhero outfit and pretend to be a writer. I love hearing, reading, and writing a good story.

Now on to what I am not. I’m not an ordained minister nor am I lay clergy. I don’t get that sweet parking spot at the hospital. I’m not perfect, indeed far from it. Nor do I claim to be. I was given the name by my co-workers. When I first started blogging I was under the impression that the company I worked for wouldn’t like it too much if I was writing about funny things at work. Not that I would talk about customers or the company, but my co-workers were the best and they had some great stories to share. So I used tags like Mr. Sinister, The Professor, and The Freshmen to not divulge their identity. It’s these fine gentlemen who coined the phrase, Celtic Friar, and that’s been my name ever since.

This site serves as a creative outlet for my inner writer and hopefully, perhaps something I write will help someone one day. Even if it’s just to make them laugh. My writing runs the gamut of tongue-in-cheek, satire, comedy, tragedy; but it is always honest.

I love feedback and dialogue so please feel free to comment with questions or feedback. If you have a topic you’d like me to discuss just send it my way via the Contact Me page.

Glad you’re here and I hope you’ll stay a while.