I often dream of other mes, mes that are not me. These dreams make me wonder if I’m the me I’m meant to be? Perhaps I have it backwards, I am living the life I should, to allow all these other mes to be the mes they would. Perhaps my ... Read More

Quality vs Quantity

I have never really quite been one with the rest of my peers (as may be obvious from the name of the blog). I am not going to assign blame. It is no more specifically society’s fault than it is my own. I see the world in a certain way, ... Read More

Do NOT read this post!

Life is meaningless. This is not a cry for help. Nor an exhortation of pathos or extreme depression. It is an epiphany. I have understood this academically for most of my life. But recently … and I am not sure why … it could be something I ate … recently ... Read More

Here we go again!

On this day, some 25 plus years ago, there was born into this crazy world of ours a happy new baby boy. He might have been slightly happier if he hadn’t managed to get the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, thus setting a trend and a character trait, but what can ya do? Already proving ... Read More

A cynic's guide to society

Based on the observations of a confirmed anti-social hermit … THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT Ultra conservative – People serve the government. The government serves The Elite. Conservative – People serve the government. Liberal – The government serves the people. Ultra liberal – The people ARE the government. THE PURPOSE OF THE ECONOMY Ultra conservative – ... Read More

Time to try this organization thang again …

Life is ultimately about change. This is no great revelation … a simple statement of observable fact. So why do I start my post with a statement of the obvious? Ultimately, because I need to start SOMEWHERE, and that is what worked for me. Yep, folks, I am once again ... Read More

Now let me get this straight …

A list of Federally recognized holidays: New Year’s Day: we celebrate a random day in the middle of winter that doesn’t actually start anything except an arbitrary calendar by partying hard and having mega sales. Martin Luther King Jr Day: we honor a wise and good man by pretending racism is gone and having mega ... Read More

What stealing pens while eating a salad taught me …

I have recently been dealing with what I consider the flip side of writer’s block. Basically instead of a lack of ideas to write about, I have a surplus. There are so many that they are bleeding together, and I am actually having a difficult time separating the thoughts enough to put them into words. ... Read More

Both … neither … everything in-between

I am writing a book. This is not news to some, an interesting fact to others, a meaningless mess of images to some others … and many other things to still many other people. Actually, I am writing several books, but THIS book … this book is special. It is ... Read More

The question of compassion #1000Speak

As I wander life in search of meaning, I frequently have to call on a mysterious entity I call The Wise Man. He is essentially a manifestation of epiphany, wisdom in the form of a human that helps me to … UNDERSTAND. Often his help comes in times of personal ... Read More