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Understanding the Average Conservative

Hi.

In this exciting political season, people are making crazy assumptions and wild accusations. The candidates are acting crazy too! However, I was talking about the average social media warrior out there that makes these fantastic claims about things that, let’s be honest, they really don’t know.

As a decent, upstanding citizen I feel it is my right to enlighten a few people out there what the average conservative in America is like. I do not pretend to understand the average liberal, because I am not one. Therefore, I also do not make wild accusations about them or their beliefs. I do know that I disagree with many of their stated ideological stances on many subjects. However, I truly believe if many of them knew what a typical conservative was like (and ignored the social media stereotype) we might all be closer as people. Continue reading


Respect

I had an interesting revelation earlier today. I was perusing author blogs and various Twitter accounts and I saw a common trend mentioned a few times that angered me. I saw various people with comments such as. “trying to earn respect” or “searching for respect.”

Ummm. Did I miss something? The last time I checked, respect is something you earn. You don’t ask for it! You don’t search for it and you definitely don’t beg for it!¬† Continue reading


Incompleteness in People is a Good Thing

Let us get philosophical for a moment. Here is a small essay I wrote for a class on existentialism. Just sharing a different side of my multi-layered personality. This may too deep for some people, yet I think it is easy to follow. Enjoy…..or read so your brain melts and your eyes bleed.

Why is incompleteness in a person a good thing?
A hole is an incomplete thing. It has both physical substance and abstract meaning. Yet, these dual meanings cannot exist at the same moment. A person cannot physically hold a hole and display it for viewing as one could with a book. A book can be felt because it exists in a physical sense. A book can be picked up, held, and then thrown across a room. A person can do none of these actions with a hole because it is not physical. It is an abstract description of the absence of a physical object that occupied the space previously. Yet, if the same person who threw the book then fell into a hole in the earth, it would instantly become physical. The person would not state that he fell into an absence of earth. Once the hole begins to affect the physical world it can thus be understood as a physical object. In this sense a hole is an incomplete thing because it is both physical and abstract, while being neither simultaneously.

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New Years and Resolutions

Well 2015 is drawing to a close. I probably won’t be up to see 2016 crash in because my wonderful wife is working, and it is just me and my wonderful daughter¬†here.
I managed to make a resolution last year, and with only a few hours left I have managed to keep it all year. My resolution was to not die. To live to see 2016. I figured I could keep that one, and if I didn’t….well it wouldn’t matter to me.
For 2016 I am going to make a resolution and a challenge. Continue reading


Provoking Confrontation

I am an asshole.

Or so people have claimed. I have been called a jerk, heartless, confrontational, and an asshole. Several other choice words have been thrown my way over the years.

I have also been called nice, caring, thoughtful, friendly, and an all around nice guy.

So, do I have multiple personalities? An evil twin? Am I a patsy for the Skrull invasion? Possibly. Continue reading


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