The purpose of this blog is to supplement the book, “The Work Volume I – The Life of Benjamin Samuel Brasford”, as a way of filling in the gaps.  The book is short but part of a series.  In Volume II, more gaps will be filled in, but it will include some of the disciplines that Benjamin learned along his journey, that caused him to capitalize on his ability to be an intellectual.  So, Volume II, will be a much larger work, and part fiction but very much scholarly with sources provided for the disciplines.

The blog posts, on this site, will themselves expound upon different aspects as well as different time periods in Benjamin, or Ben, or B’s life.  Various subjects that will come up in the story will be taken, focused on, and expanded in these blog series.  The book is broad and gets into detail that will not be included in these blog posts.

The life of Benjamin, entails a young man, born from a typical family that were religious, who grew up to face struggles that were different from the average person that had a similar upbringing.  The focal point of the book is the greatest challenge that B went through and how he was able to later flee his troubled time, and move on to a better time of his life.  So this story is not about a drug dealer, a pimp, a thief, a womanizer, or a pedophile.  This story is about a relatively saintly young man who did the right things but still ended up in a tough and rough situation.  A life like his can humble even the most haughty of people.  Sometimes when you obey societal, religious, and familial standards, your life can perhaps not turn out any better than the drug dealer, pimp, thief, womanizer or pedophile.  These character types were not listed and utilized in this typing as a means of judging them.  They are only mere examples.

So, please read, pass this story along, and the gaps are there on purpose and will be filled in with Volume II of the book series, blog posts, academic papers, and even tweets. Take this as a message from B,

“While our past does in a sense make us, we can to our advantage, use it to take us……”