Welcome!

welcome

A quick welcome to those finding my blog for the first time.  I have just switched to WordPress from Blogger because WordPress offers me several more options and much more flexibility.

So…WELCOME!

Feel free to look around and make yourself comfortable.  You’ll notice I blog about a variety of topics from the healthcare issues to Michael Jackson to America’s youth.  In general this blog is based on a book I wrote a few years ago that was never published. Stephen King has no problem getting his work out to the masses but a previously unpublished dude has to struggle to even find adequate representation.  Rip-offs are everywhere and the publishing business isn’t as easy to crack as many think no matter how good your work is.

Regardless, the name of my book is “Unknown Quantity – What It Is, Why It Isn’t and What It Should Be”.  There are excerpts from that work throughout this blog.  I take a look at what I feel are hiccups in our way of life and I offer a few suggestions and some insight.  It’s not all from a serious angle, but rather from my usual sarcastic take on many things around us.  I would liken it possibly to a cross between Denis Leary and Stephen Colbert.

I don’t take myself or my life too seriously.  I’m just like many people; I am disenchanted with how things are, I constantly questions things, I hate working for a living and I don’t think that life is necessarily short.  I don’t follow any form of organized religion and I don’t necessarily believe in a heaven or a hell except for that those concepts do exist here on earth and you’re probably living in one or both of those places right now.  If you’re stuck in the middle, then you’re one of the billions here who share your same space.

 So again, I welcome you.  I encourage you to read, reply, share, laugh, get pissed off, or just stare at your monitor in a catatonic state.  Whatever makes you happy is cool with me.

Fly Our Flag Right Or Don’t Fly It At All

Our flag was conceived through battle scars, sacrifice, personal pain and our inherent right to struggle to become the greatest nation on this planet. Our flag represents all of these things and more. Our flag also represents freedoms that belong to any citizen regardless of national boundary, and certain rights to those who live by those freedoms. Our flag is seen as a beacon to those who live in the darkness of tyranny and a source of strength to those unfortunate enough to be suppressed by brutality and religious idiocy. (more…)

Responsibility Is Not My Responsibility

There is a phrase I have heard several times that really confounds me. “Don’t fix the problem, fix the blame.” It’s funny because I have used this phrase on occasion and have meant it in a clearly sarcastic sense but for some reason people always take me seriously when I say it. I suppose it comes down to how people are trained to think. It’s a cop-out statement but unfortunately it can be applied to so many areas of our daily lives. It has slithered its way into almost every fabric of our society from personal relationships to our judicial system. On the bright side, you most likely will not find this attitude in traveling circuses and carnivals. Leave it to those wacky carnies to cut through the crap and get down to the realness of the situation. (more…)

Kids – Bloodsuckers Of The Earth

Kids Suck

Sometimes my mind wanders and at any given moment something will poke itself into my consciousness and make me think. Many times, such intrusions are unwelcome guests that I quickly swat away. For some reason, though, I had a thought today about kids. That usually leads to thoughts about the kids I know, and the only kids I really have any contact with these days are my neighbor’s kids. Know what? Kids SUCK. Why do they suck? Because they don’t do anything. (more…)

What Is “Unknown Quantity”, Huh?

Unknown Quantity as to how it relates to me or to you, for that matter, really has nothing to do with physics, quantum theory, quadratic equations or, in some cases, even rational thought. Unknown Quantity is the name of the book I spent the summer of 2005 writing. Yup, I spent time every weekend writing this thing and when it was finished, I was really proud of what I had done. But, as most unpublished writers know, writing a book and getting it published are two distinctly different things. (more…)