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- October 27
- Father, Husband, Reader, Writer, Lawyer and Banker. For the record, I'm not crazy. I have a dog named Cannonball. He is an 85 pound black standard poodle. He is KBall for short. His smaller sister is Penny.
I like my privacy. I want to write about things that matter to me without attribution. I have a job that I like and my company would not want my opinions to upset my clients.
I am a liberal democrat that is fed up with politicians that only want to keep their jobs and their power.
I am not just an athiest, I am an ex-catholic. There is no god. We are mammals and prove that fact every day. The earth will be better off when we are extinct. Someday, very soon by any relative measurement of time, I will be ashes, a nutrient for the soil. Only my descendants will remember me, and only for a generation or so. In fifty thousand years, the earth will begin to heal itself from our largess, once the last of us have fallen or escaped the planet.
It matters to me that no one reads my blog. I would like an audience of appreciative fans who challenge me and call me on my bullshit. But that is not likely to happen.
I am not a nihilist. I have a son. If you have a child, you can't pretend you don't care about society, politics, religion, history, science, injustice, intolerance, war, famine and disease. You have to care because you care about your child. So even though, he too, will die and be nothing very soon, I want things for him, many, many things.
I love and cherish my son, my wife, my reputation, my career, our health, and my dogs (not always in that order).
I care about children who suffer, preserving nature, peace in all its forms, tolerance of our many differences, and learning as much as I can about everything.
I realize that my embrace of mortality and impermanance means that no effort of humanity endures. No matter. My moral belief is in our duty toward our planet and each other. I am happiest when I lift another up or preserve or appreciate joy and beauty. And my happiness from these things spreads to others. It doesn't last, so I keep at it, everyday.
At the end of my time, what little there is, no one will soon recall me or what I did, good and bad, and that's okay by me as long as I know I am doing my best with what I am and what time I have. In the end, I am the only judge that matters and my final verdict is lost with me anyway.
MY RECENT POSTS
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Paterno: Child Rapist and
November 10, 2011 03:30PM
- Herman Cain and Clarence
Thomas: Caught on Tape.
November 04, 2011 04:31PM
- Fake Bloggers are taking over
November 02, 2011 03:24PM
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change and that it will breate
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injured on the job, she has
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November 10, 2011 04:06PM
1 lb raw extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined (save shells)
2 cups clam juice or fish broth
(Subs: chopped cooked chicken and chicken broth)
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 tsp crumbled saffron threads (lightly toasted in oven)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion or shallot
1 red bell… Read full post »
When I fly, I typically leave my cell phone on, but silent, and my Nook reader running. I check emails when the attendant is not looking and read during take off and landing.
Alec Baldwin may be a douche bag who is addicted to word games on his phone, but… Read full post »
I can't even describe the horror I wish upon this child rapist.
But I weep at the thought that any person would place their personal comfort, career or reputation above the protection of children.
There may be no legal recourse against Paterno, or any of the others with knowledge… Read full post »
Recently, the blog site, Truthiness.org, published an excerpt from a transcript of a joint interview with Herman Cain and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after the Republican Leadership Conference on October 27, 2011. Although the interview was mostly rather boring , the reporter managed/… Read full post »
Do you see all the bloggers that are posting game times and results and other junk with blogger names like nnghfggd sdjfhjh? Open Salon is being buried in garbage. Read full post »
I attended a breakfast fund raiser this morning for the Family & Children's Place. It's a full service counseling and treatment center for children who have been sexually abused. They are raising the last million dollars or so they need for a new facility that will house the treatment… Read full post »
Up until two years ago my mother-in-law, Babs, and my wife, T, loved each other and were very close. Now Babs thinks T is a heartless nag and T daydreams that Babs has finally stroked out and died.
What the hell happened? Captivity breeds contempt. Babs, 86, had to move in… Read full post »
The GOP primary candidates are all jumping on the 9-9-9 band wagon of bad ideas. "Let's replace the federal income tax code with a flat tax, no exceptions, oh, exccept these exceptions..."
A flat tax is unfair, period. A 20 % flat tax means that one income family of four earning… Read full post »
It isn't difficult to understand what the majority of the Occupy America protesters are upset about. So why is the media perpetuating the meme that they either have no message or that it is utterly confused? The reason is that it is the easiest way to minimize the protest, paint the… Read full post »
Vampires have always been intriguing to me because of the immortality aspect of the genre. A person that lives forever, experiences the past and lives the future without fear that it will actually affect them since they slaughter people like they are cattle. … Read full post »
Who are you people? What right have you to keep my admirers from me? I am just one Editor Pick away from some grand discussion revolving around my humorous/insightful/ironic/perceptive wordplay.
Somewhere out there I have an audience waiting to find me. These people are highl… Read full post »
Warren Buffet says that he pays less income taxes by percentage of income than his secretary. He wants an income tax surcharge of about 5% created for persons earning over $1 million in a year, and he wants to apply it to earnings and investment income such as qualified dividends and long… Read full post »
1. What is more important to you, that Congress pass some kind of jobs bill to address unemployment or that Obama be denied a second term?
2. What is more important to you, that the U.S. end all military operations in Iraq and bring our troops home or that Obama be denied a s… Read full post »
I'm not crazy. I have a dog named Cannonball. He is an 85 pound black standard poodle. He is KBall for short. His smaller sister is Penny.
When I play Call of Duty, I'm CrazyKBall456 (If you look me up, I'm not very good and I don't accept friends or respond to… Read full post »
I have no interest in interviewing my bully. I actually had several of them. They didn't pick on me for any particular reason. They actually picked on everyone from time to time. They picked on anyone weaker.
Steve Biven's mother was one of our teachers in the seventh g… Read full post »
I'm reposting this because the recent GOP debates have made my comments even more relevant. How can we get conservative voters to weigh the pros and cons of their party's positions? I know the Democrats have problems and I disagree with Obama often. I might even vote against h… Read full post »
On the New York Times Opinion Page online, 11/29/11, a writer describes the recent Republican debates: "The Republican template has been in stark view at presidential debates lately. It is a program to wind down the government’s longstanding guarantee of health care to the elderly and the poor… Read full post »
The International Herald Tribune reports online from Abbottabad that an 8th grade girl, a Christian, misspelled a word in Urdu so that the outcome was a blasphemous term. The teacher escalated this error as a serious issue and the community has expelled the girl, removed the mother from her job… Read full post »
When I was 13-years-old in Shively, Ky, my best friend was Steve Mackie. Steve was one of four boys whose father was an electrican and his mother was a housewife. Joan painted these wonderful murals on the inside of the picture window of their front room on every occasion and season,… Read full post »
In 70,000 BCE, the world was populated by about 1 million people. About that time, the Toba Catastrophe wiped out all but about 20,000 humanoids. That was the last time people were close to extinction. It took mankind about 60,000 years to regain a population of one million again.&n… Read full post »
The crowds at the GOP debates have cheered for the execution of prisoners and for the untimely demise of the uninsured. Now they have booed a soldier currently serving in Iraq because he is gay. The soldier asked whether the candidates would overturn the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell"… Read full post »
I own a rental home and my last tenant had to leave the house, breaking the lease, after just 4 months. I knew this family would be a challeneg when I signed the lease. They had their own business cleaning out houses that had been foreclosed and then maintaining them for… Read full post »
“Dad, don’t say anything if we have to wait a long time.” “What? Okay, but I wasn’t going to say anything. “ “I know. But just be nice and don’t get mad.” “Okay. But, do I get mad a lot?” “No,/… Read full post »