To the world I am nobody, although the fact that I exist might suggest that I am somebody to someone. To those who know me, like family and friends, I am somebody (usually). We certainly know for sure that the IRS thinks I’m somebody. So what qualifies me to voice an opinion about anything in this blog medium? Because I am a member of that part of the world’s population that feels compelled to some degree to write something. I enjoy writing.. and every writer has a degree of ego attached in order to garner some attention from those who don’t care to write. It doesn’t mean I know any more or less than you or the next fellow.. or lady… it just means I enjoy putting my thoughts to the written word rather than on the bathroom stall door, or verbally.
But, yes, I do have some measure of real life honest-to-goodness experience that I include with my random palaver. This comes from the academic side… Associates in Marketing and a Bachelors in the Applied Behavioral Sciences… and lots of years in the business world in corporate management and entrepreneurship (having owned three businesses… two service and one retail). Somewhere in all that I had five years in the funeral industry and four years in the U.S. Air Force as a security cop.
I am in my late 60’s so I suppose that in itself qualifies me in having existed on the globe long enough to have experienced the history of the world in that time frame. Like others my age, I carry a perspective of contemporary life and events as they may or may not relate to the historical past. The old adage that history repeats itself… or in the least it rhymes, can apply from events in my lifetime alone.
My hobbies, besides writing, includes being a mild computer geek, I’m into electronics and radio communications (I have a Ham license), and I enjoy the more cerebral interests in life. I’m not much for sports (members of pro sports make more money than I could ever imagine and they spend a lot of time bitching about what they don’t have). I enjoy music.. classical and boomer rock & roll… and I am into movie and TV themes. I am also into movies themselves.
In the end all that is not overly impressive but still makes up the substance by which I continue to express myself and draw on past experience to formulate opinion. I’m not looking for agreement with the subjects reflected in my posts but the mechanism for me to continue learning about life is also getting feedback from those who care to respond. Thanks for giving me a try.