Archive for the ‘Shallow Somewhat Reflective Stuff’ Category

Wow! The Internet can be a rough place

October 11, 2010 2 comments

When I got the idea that I wanted to write for Internet sites, I had no idea what was out there.  I mean, yeah I knew about the identity theft and porn.  Stuff like that.  I knew there were crazies.  But I didn’t anticipate the hostility. 

I guess my basic outlook on life is one of hoping for the best.  I look for the best in people.  I smile at people I don’t know and perform the occasional random act of kindness that the bumper stickers preach.  One time I was brushing the snow off my car in the parking lot of a hotel where we had spent the night.  I then did five or six other cars just for giggles.  On another occasion an elderly Read more…


There is very little difference between being 42 and 14

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow up.  I’d be free of homework, chores, mandated bedtime, mean kids who tease me, and bad skin.  All the insecurity and self-doubt would melt away.  I would be able to pull out all of my geek-infested roots.

I’m still waiting for that wonderful day to arrive.  I think it turns out that when you grow up you are the same person you were as a kid, only taller.  Let see…

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