Well, it's been awhile... life's been busy, when isn't it? But I have gotten back to the place where I want to write again. This is the place where I clearly know what I want to do with my life (for the moment anyway) and can see HOW to get there. The problem always is sticking with the plan. Isn't that the way with most things in life? Following through seems to be the hardest of things. And for another time in my life, I'm committed to following through. We'll see how long it lasts.
In order to keep this blog going and make it a routine; I've got to come up with some things to write about. I've decided to start out with the Presidential election. I've never watched elections too closely, but it seems to me that this one is a bit more emotional than previous elections. I firmly believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I must say that it irks me to no end when people pass off their opinion as superior. I've been especially iritated lately with the Palin and Obama comparisons. Most of these comparisons fall well short of anything meaningful. I stumbled accross the "Matt Damon interview", you may have seen it on youtube. And I couldn't help myself... I had to respond to some of the comments. the next day my e-mail was full of poorly written attacks on my character, intelligence and judgement. I love a good arguement. So I returned fire; concentrating my efforts on one particularly emotional person.
I've got to admit that I enjoy pushing people's buttons. I'm not proud of it and know it's not right, but it's something I picked up (and enjoy) during my time in the military. Anyone who has spent some time in the military knows that if someone in a: submarine, squadron, ship, etc. lets it be known that something bothers them, they will surely be bothered often. It's cheap entertainment. I rarely indulge anymore, having matured quite a bit over the years. But when the opportunity presents itself under the right circumstances, I must say I enjoy it.
Time to get on with the rest of my plan to follow through with doing what's important in life. For today that's getting my house organized, fixing a light on my Excursion that my wife has been putting up with for too long, mowing the lawn and finally: spendig some time with my girls.
I'll be back tomorrow...