Remember when we were kids and we were allowed to had our moments of ignorance? When we could play games and were none the wiser to if they were or were not, in some way, proper or politically correct or not? I remember playing tag, dodgeball, “cowboys and indians”, and running around the neighborhood with … Read more What they’ve taken from our kids…
On 24 November, 2019, we lost Clifford Lee Ayers. He went to meet his maker, joined the Choir Invisible, or Shuffled off this mortal coil, as many of us Pythonites might say. I say all that in humor, because I fully believe that he would be laughing with me about it. Cliff, or Pop as … Read more Clifford Lee Ayers – The loss of a great man.
Except with regards to a blog. I have been very quiet lately, mostly due to the fact that in March of 2017 I returned to school and then in February of this year I changed jobs, leaving the company I had been with for the last 16 years to start working with a local school … Read more Silence is golden…
Someone once asked me why I no longer talk about politics on my site. Really? Talking about politics, anymore, is like people talking about their children, and face it, if you have kids you know what I mean and you are probably guilty of what I am talking about. People always like to talk about … Read more Why do I no longer discuss politics
For some time, especially during the earlier part of this decade (201x), there was a lot of pressure put on schools and children’s sports groups to have an “Everyone is a winner” policy. A good example of this is a flag football group that my son belonged to. While they did not come right … Read more Everyone is NOT a winner
I recently became part of a debate on Facebook, with a friend of mine, over a video that was posted. Well, not really a DEBATE, but a discussion. The issue came up over this video that was posted on Twitter: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/7/1696774/-Young-girl-flips-off-Infowars-interviewer-instantly-becomes-a-Twitter-favorite I would like to point out that I have no fondness or dislike for … Read more Respect and BEING Respectful
Yeah, this is going to be a rant. Sort of like Peter Griffin’s “You know what grinds my gears” from the show, Family Guy. For the most part, I am pretty laid back these days. Not a lot gets to me or annoys me. It has taken me years to achieve this zen like … Read more Do you want to annoy The Samurai?
In March of this year, 2017, I made the decision to return to school. This was not an easy choice, but it was one that I knew, if I wanted my family to have any security in the future, I had to do. I know that I have a decent amount of money in my … Read more Continuing Education
There is something both tiring and exciting about watching children play together. Whether on a playground or inside, it seems to be a combination of chaos, energy, terror and thrill that is hard to describe. As I am writing this, I am watching my son play at a place here in town called Hide and … Read more Watching kids play
I am sure I have at least one other piece I have written along these lines, but I thought I would put one more up. Mostly because talking about this kind of thing allows me a certain level of catharsis that I do not normally have. It is easy to let go of things. I … Read more Moving on and letting go