Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Myth of Cutting Corporate Taxes

So I'll be honest, I did not listen to or watch the debates the other night on Fox.  I feel like the entire thing has been brought to hysterics and over the top antics trying to gain the apparent strength of a tea party inspired electorate.  Even the people I would consider listening to have chosen to pander to irrational.  That being said, my news feeds have been filled with sound bites and commentary.  Most were silly, at times comical, claims of purity in the small government except to enforce morality hypocrisy.  However, one bit stood out to me and reminded me of the sad state of politics in this country.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hip Hop History (At least for me)

So it has been quite some time since I have written on this here ol' blog. Apparently having a child is time consuming, ;). But I think it is time to get those creative juices going again, and so here we go.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Triplets of Bayview

This morning, sitting on our balcony I witnessed one of the most amazing sites I have ever seen. In the spirit of story telling, I thought I would share. Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Battle at Dawn

Despite the small delay due to vacation, I have wanted to write this piece for some time. First of all it introduces you to what I hope will be a frequent character, Geronimo, my 1984 bronze Jeep Cherokee. However, this story itself has always been a great representation of the humor, the tensions, and the friendships between siblings as they make their way toward adulthood. I am sure that my brother will refute the facts, and perhaps he will post his own version, glorious and triumphant in his own way. That being said, I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A Dog's Day

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I would write of one of my favorite, yet most gruesome stories. It is gruesome in my memory because it was traumatic to witness. However, I have found that as I have moved farther and farther way from the world of country living, it is the simple premise that makes most of my audience squirm. Thus, let me begin with a quick note that the rules of land as described herein are built on traditions and notions of protecting your livelihood. Over the years I have been conflicted deeply with these “rules” but as age brings conservatism, I find myself more open to accepting that it is, and will be “just the way things are.” I do not write this as an opener for debate about animal rights and cruelty or any version of urban defined country ignorance. It is story, true as to my memory, and I shall leave it at that.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Bailout

So in the void of literary babbles that I intended this blog to be, today I write about the bailout.

As politicians ponder, pander and politic, the question remains what is going to happen to the US economy. I have spoken with many bright minds and read the chants of those dimmer flashes. Those in the know seem to be lost and unsure of the benefits of the plan, while Joe America screams foul for over paid CEOs and the potential for raised taxes. So here are my thoughts, albethem from a liberally educated, avoid economics, self-proclaimed dummy in regards to the markets. Thus I must warn you that in no way do I suppose or presume that I speak the truth except to the extent that I assure myself that I am right so that I will sleep well tonight.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

What's In a Name?

So this was intended to be a short intro to an essay that I am working on. Unfortunately, I was whipped viciously by the rambles and in the end I have a long rant of nothingness to present to the world. Enjoy or don’t.

Names are a peculiar instrument of human existence. They are the verbal recognition of one’s being by another. As time passes they are but single word descriptors of one’s whole existence, purpose and role. A name is the singular, yet complicated, answer to “Who am I?” or “Who are you?”