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Quality vs Quantity

I have never really quite been one with the rest of my peers (as may be obvious from the name of the blog). I am not going to assign blame. It is no more specifically society’s fault than it is my own. I see the world in a certain way, ... Read More
Do NOT read this post!

Do NOT read this post!

Life is meaningless. This is not a cry for help. Nor an exhortation of pathos or extreme depression. It is an epiphany. I have understood this academically for most of my life. But recently … and I am not sure why … it could be something I ate … recently ... Read More
Here we go again!

Here we go again!

On this day, some 25 plus years ago, there was born into this crazy world of ours a happy new baby boy. He might have been slightly happier if he hadn’t managed to get the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, thus setting a trend and a character trait, but what can ya do? Already proving ... Read More
A cynic’s guide to society

A cynic’s guide to society

Based on the observations of a confirmed anti-social hermit … THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT Ultra conservative – People serve the government. The government serves The Elite. Conservative – People serve the government. Liberal – The government serves the people. Ultra liberal – The people ARE the government. THE PURPOSE OF THE ECONOMY Ultra conservative – ... Read More
Time to try this organization thang again …

Time to try this organization thang again …

Life is ultimately about change. This is no great revelation … a simple statement of observable fact. So why do I start my post with a statement of the obvious? Ultimately, because I need to start SOMEWHERE, and that is what worked for me. Yep, folks, I am once again ... Read More
By On October 12, 2015 9:24 am

A list of Federally recognized holidays:

  1. New Year’s Day: we celebrate a random day in the middle of winter that doesn’t actually start anything except an arbitrary calendar by partying hard and having mega sales.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr Day: we honor a wise and good man by pretending racism is gone and having mega sales.
  3. George Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day: we honor our first president, and to be politically correct ALL presidents (even if they did nothing particularly good for our country) by having mega sales.
  4. Easter (technically a business holiday): we prove that there is a war on Christianity by having 2 out of our 11+ Nationally Recognized holidays being Christian (the ONLY religion actually honored nationally), and celebrate with lots of food, a series of pagan rituals and having mega sales.
  5. Memorial Day: we remember the many soldiers that have died for our country by having barbecues and mega sales.
  6. Independence Day: we celebrate the birth of our nation with barbecues, often illegal fireworks, and having mega sales.
  7. Labor Day: We honor the workers of our nation by making them work overtime for mega sales.
  8. Columbus Day: we honor a dude who accidentally bumped into a well populated and already often visited “New World”, claiming he discovered it, by having mega sales.
  9. Veteran’s Day: We honor the many soldier’s who have not yet died for our country so we can ignore them completely for the other 364 days of the year, by having mega sales.
  10. Thanksgiving Day: we remember the day that we actually thanked the indigenous population for helping a few of us survive before we completely ruined their lives, by having a big meal and having mega sales.
  11. Black Friday (business “holiday”): we have a day devoted to mega sales (we really needed one!!)
  12. Christmas Day: we again prove the war on Christianity by celebrating the non-birthday of a man who may or may not even have existed with lots of food, a series of pagan rituals and having mega sales.

And people wonder why I am a cynic.

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What stealing pens while eating a salad taught me …

What stealing pens while eating a salad taught me …

I have recently been dealing with what I consider the flip side of writer’s block. Basically instead of a lack of ideas to write about, I have a surplus. There are so many that they are bleeding together, and I am actually having a difficult time separating the thoughts enough to put them into words. ... Read More
Both … neither … everything in-between

Both … neither … everything in-between

I am writing a book. This is not news to some, an interesting fact to others, a meaningless mess of images to some others … and many other things to still many other people. Actually, I am writing several books, but THIS book … this book is special. It is ... Read More
The question of compassion #1000Speak

The question of compassion #1000Speak

As I wander life in search of meaning, I frequently have to call on a mysterious entity I call The Wise Man. He is essentially a manifestation of epiphany, wisdom in the form of a human that helps me to … UNDERSTAND. Often his help comes in times of personal ... Read More
The voice(s) of compassion – #1000Speak

The voice(s) of compassion – #1000Speak

It is sad that lately the only time I feel compelled to write here is when something bad happens in the world. But instead of my usual rant (though I do have a bit of rant to share), maybe for a change I will have words that will ultimately bring ... Read More