50, a number marking time, 50 cycles of the earth rotating around the sun, a half century, half a life time (in theory) my great grandfather who I grew up with lived to 92 and my grandfather 86 on the other hand my fathers father died at the age of 52 before I was born. 50 more likely represents half a lifetime lived as an adult, maybe if one has been an adult at all.
The point of being a doppleganger was to write freely but then I would anyway under my own name. I once was a dj for a radio station but I always wondered how many people were really listening and on the overnights I think I had at most 3 listeners, I jest, there were more but the point being why hide behind a moniker when the 4 people who read my rambles are friends who know me.
So without anymore mystery and without drum roll, D Richmond is one Dennis Bellone, D for Dennis and sometimes David in certain works of mine where I would provide narration on videos, Richmond for the city I was born in 50 years ago. It’s that simple, the mask comes off and there you have it and I will continue to bang the drum or at least the occasional pot and pan.