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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…

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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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