Calling all David Peakes
Written by David Peake   
Saturday, 19 August 2006

A few years ago, I typed my name into the search engine d’jour.  I found that there were gobs of people all over the world who answered to the name, David Peake ... most of them men.  Okay, all of them men, but it was fun suggesting otherwise. 

Somehow ... it seemed that there were an inordinate number of individuals with this name in New Zealand.  I can’t remember where I learned that and how I came across it, but it was obvious that the name was particularly popular there.

Peake is an English surname.  English as in the country (England, Britain, Briton, Britannia, Great Britain, etc.), not the language, while I am fairly certain that it also applies.  The name David has its origins with ... um ... God (I am pretty sure, but I can’t exactly prove it). 

So, after doing my search, I decided to buy the domain “davidpeake.com.”  I thought, when I bought it, that it would be the location where every David Peake would meet and we would devise our plan to take over the world.  No one has shown up yet (I’m leaving the light on for you, fellas!).

About a year ago, I did another search and discovered that there was another David Peake that had a site named for him.  I would tell you the site, but I don’t want you to go to his site and decide you like it better ... besides, I think all three of you who read this blog can figure it out (did I overstate my readership?).

Yesterday I did the unthinkable.  I called this other David Peake, but I had to leave a voice message.  How disappointing.  I mean, really!  Just as I was on the brink of total world domination, I got an answering machine.  The troops will not be led, that is all there is to it.

I am undaunted.  I am convinced that with perseverance I will reach each and every David Peake (a guy can dream, can’t he?).  So, if you are reading this and your name happens to be ... say, David Peake ... welcome home.

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