As all two of my readers know, I am a 40-something year old college student. As you two may also know, I am a conservative. Notice I did not say Republican even though I have always voted Republican. Because of this I have a tendency to not quite fit in with the average college student. I don’t mind. No really, I don’t mind not fitting in.
It has never hampered me. I am usually referred to as that angry old-guy. Or that scary old-guy. I don’t mind. Continue reading
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
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
I read this article. This one here by Bryan Hutchinson at Positive Writer. And I really liked the article. I like what he said about the audacity of being a writer.
The reason I like it is that in these upside down modern times people are rarely audacious anymore. No one really stands up and speaks their mind. It seems everywhere I turn, someone is offended by something. People, on average, tend to shy away from their true feelings on subjects when in public. The fear of being shamed or ridiculed has made humanity cower in a corner and only speak their mind in small circles of close friends and family.
So this begs me to ask the question: are writers audacious anymore? Are there any writers out there writing against the flow of the PC River that flows through our lives daily? Continue reading
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.