Near six decades on this planet, so I’m old and I ramble on. I am neither an amateur or professional writer, instead I ramble. A one time friend used to tell me that everything I wrote was ‘too long’. I have never managed the skill or talent to hold a readers attention as well as ‘keeping it brief’ while still being able to make my point.
I have reached a point in my life where I am going to say what I think needs to be said. I am not saying ‘to hell with political correctness’ and I am not saying ‘to hell with manners.’ What I am saying is that when you see a person with their hair on fire you don’t first say ‘excuse me’ and then wait for a response, you just throw the water on their head and hope they understand afterward.
As to that ‘understanding’, I don’t care. Thank you for your comments, both good and bad. However the internet can be a toxic environment, so I am shutting off the comment section whenever possible. This blog is my point of view, my ramblings, and if you have comments or a point of view you wish to share please feel free to start up your own blog.
The Latin translation of Vetus Tristis is ‘old sad’ or thereabouts. I believe in the anonymity of the internet. I believe it is easier to say what you truly think and/or believe if you do not have to worry about a fanatic showing up on your doorstep to violently prove to you that you are wrong. Much like the first amendment, that anonymity is too often misused. I hope, in my case, this will not be true.