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After years of a mediocre online presence I have grown sick of myself.  I don’t think it’s related to what I write, what I post, my political leanings or any of those common topics that make an online persona what it is.  I don’t think it’s my online persona per se.  I am just sick of myself, in all areas of my life, online and off.  So, with some hesitation I will be removing all of my various blogs over the next few days to weeks.  I may re-emerge in some manifestation but at this point I could not tell you what that manifestation will be.  I blame recent life events for this identity crisis, as I’ve labeled it.  I no longer really know who I am or who I want to or should be.  Some things will never change and that is my dedication as a father.  I will always love my children with all of my heart and will never cease to be everything that they deserve.  To be honest, my children are, what I consider to be, my one saving grace.  Loving them, and being loved by them, has made some pretty tough situations survivable.  However, every other aspect of who I am is fair game. It’s time to make a change, for better or worse. I don’t really know if anyone reads this blog anymore but if there are any passers by, farewell…  Thanks for stopping by.  Maybe our paths will cross elsewhere in the future.



Seriously? One day into retirement and Barney Frank is throwing his hat back into the political arena. This is what is wrong with US politics today. Individuals like Mr. Frank think politics is a career, as opposed to public service. It’s time for some new insight with regards to the “fiscal cliff” and the state of the US economy. Putting Frank back in the game will just ensure that the same old, stale ideas are rehashed over and over again. It’s time to let some new minds “take the helm.”

My wife posted this video on her facebook page.  I think it is amazing and wonderful.  Our soldiers are amazing men and women who put their lives on the line everyday so that we may enjoy our freedom and our way of life.  I can’t say enough about them or about this video but I am certainly going to try and communicate my respect for them through my writing on this blog.  This video makes me think and feel so many things.  So many things that I can’t even put into words yet.  What I do know is that each and every one of them deserves the warm and loving reception they received from their loved ones.

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog.  I have been working on a site that I have put together from scratch and although there is a long way to go and a lot of work that needs to be done, I must say that it is coming along nicely.  I have missed this blog though and hope to continue posting to it as often as I can.  There is a certain familiarity, comfort and nostalgia that I associate with this site as it is my very first cyber-endeavor.  Please feel free to stop in at my new site Cultural Extremes for a peek. If you like what you see, feel free to become a member of the community, which is both free and easy. Remember that it is a work in progress and will improve infinitely with the continued participation of registered members.

There is a lot of information I want to provide regarding this topic but I’m still trying to work through it.  In short, some followers of Islam may believe that August 22 of this year may be the “end of days.”  If this is in fact true, we need to be aware that Iran may try to annihilate Israel, and then the US.  The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a firm believer that the apocalypse is very near and may take this opportunity to wage war on Israel, who they call little satan and the US, who is referred to as big satan.  All you have to do is google Iran and apocalypse and August 22 and you can get all of the information.  I’m not and never have been a conspiracy theorist.  This is just something that seems to be a realistic threat.  If nothing else, do the research and be informed.  Draw your own conclusion. 


Posted: August 16, 2006 in Misc., My Opinion, political, Random

For any of you that may actually read this, sorry for the absence.  I hope to be more of a presence than I have in the recent past.  Tomorrow……we talk about Iran and the apocalypse.  Prepare yourselves.  Not only for the conversation but for the possibility that it could really happen.

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of.  This a large waste of time and resources.  The US and France have spent over a week developing a resolution that they want to implement in Lebanon.  The resolution calls for an agreeement ot cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah, an agreement to respect a buffer zone between the two forces, and for the eventual disarming of Hezbollah.  What fantasy world are these politicians living in?  Hezbollah does not want to be disarmed.  They think that they are here, saviors of the Middle East.  They want to be a political and military power and that just won’t happen if they agree to be disarmed.  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see power turned over to the Lebanese, Hezbollah destroyed and Israel’s kidnapped soldiers returned, but this resolution aint gonna cut it.