How about we make it illegal for a President to pardon an individual for a crime the President MIGHT have been involved in? There is no incentive for a person to implicate a guilty President when that President holds a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Justice may be blind, but people aren’t stupid.
A few days ago, this popped up on my news feed:
This is an issue for me. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, but I’m also adamantly opposed to destructive and polarizing policies of this current Trump administration. So how do I reconcile these now diametrically opposed beliefs? I love my Cubs, but also I despise Donald Trump as he lies and divides this country, tearing it down piece by piece.
I’m in a quandary about what to do about this blog. I started it to learn how to express myself. By nature, I am a private person, so learning to say what was on my mind in a clear and concise manner is difficult for me. It was also a tool to help me deal with my depressive episodes. I still enjoy it, but my recent projects have taken me away from it so I haven’t been posting lately.
I also wonder about the future of blogging. As I look around everything is podcasts and YouTube videos. Those forms of communication are not for me. If you think I suck at writing, try me in front of a camera. As the old saying goes, I have a face built for radio!
And as I review my posts from the year ending, I recognize there is no central theme or concept to attract readers. I’ve never cared about attracting followers, but speaking to an empty room doesn’t interest me either. It seems like a waste of time.
While I’ve always enjoyed having varied interests, it makes my site disjointed and chaotic. I’m a wine-drinking gaming geek CEO. I’m the Frankenstein monster of interests. And in the past few
I’ve thought about spinning up sites dedicated to these different interests. But as little as I add content to this site, trying to feed 3 or 4 more sites makes little sense.
So I’m stuck.
For the coming year, I plan on adding my initial attempts at photography to this site. I’ve also built the framework for it, all I need now is to snap pictures for content. I also will lessen my gaming posts here. While I initially wanted to show I was writing, it is a specialized topic which only interests a few dedicated fellow crazies. Besides, my gaming buddies might find out I have a blog. (No, I haven’t told them. Nor does my family or anyone in my company know. I am the KING of compartmentalization!)
I might also add in a micro-blog sidebar for personal musings, thoughts and occasional rants I might have. This site had that in the past, but as detailed above, I struggle with expressing myself. But then again w
So there you go, a meandering post about my blogging internal conflicts and plans for 2019. Don’t you feel you just wasted 5 minutes of your life you will never get back!?!
“I see a lot of fog and a few lights. I like it when life’s hidden. It gives you a chance to imagine nice things, nicer than they are.” — Ben Hecht
One of the many joys of having dogs is waking up and taking them out first thing in the morning. This day we enjoyed a quiet walk in the fog and misty rain. I’ve always enjoyed this weather. It adds a sense of calm and serenity to our surroundings. Noise disappears in the mist, and as we walk along, it even silences the crunch of dry leaves beneath our feet.
I was talking to one of my fellow wine-lover friends a couple of months back, and she was raving about a California Red Blend called Orin Swift Machete. She said it was one of the best wines she has ever had. Knowing her taste palate tends to bold, in-your-face wines. Realizing my wife likes the same wine style, I bought a few bottles.