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Notes and Asides …. Random Musings

Just a few random musings to tide you over:

  • You probably already know this but I will say it anyway. Now I am not a Ron Paul supporter (his foreign policy is insane) but for anyone wondering why he has such a following I will give you an answer.  In a country where you have the likes of; Al Gore telling you what to drive, what light bulbs to use, etc;  Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg telling you what to eat; and on the GOP side people like Rick Santorum sounding like he’s running for pope more than president is there any wonder why the guy saying “LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE” has a following?
  • Has anyone seen Jon Corzine lately?  Has anyone seen his picture on the side of a milk carton?  The former governor of my beloved state, former head of the now defunct MF Global and supposed “financial genius” has gone missing.  Billions in client money goes “missing” and Corzine disappears?  Where’s the outcry?  Where are the investigations?  Anyone besides me think that if this were a former Republican governor it might get more attention?
  • The news last week was greeted with much celebration and fanfare on the right that Obama’s approval numbers were tanking.  To this I respond IT’S MARCH!  I don’t care what his approval numbers are nine months before the election.  It’s certainly nice to see but it’s completely meaningless at this point.  If you want me to get excited tell me he’s at 41% come mid-October.  Then you will see me care.

Notes and Asides …. Life’s Reset Button

A dear friend came to see me yesterday (you might even say she’s like a daughter to me) and she said “Glenn, I wish life had a rewind button.”  That got me thinking.  There is no rewind button, what’s done is done,  but there is one that is almost as useful.  It’s life’s reset button. It’s the realization that yesterday is history.  It’s about letting go of the guilt and regret of missed opportunities or of things undone but still learning from it. It’s about giving a fresh start to someone important to you.  It’s hitting the reset button that allows you to get up each morning, view each new day as fresh start and another opportunity to do better.  It’s the reason I keep coming back to this blog and to writing.  It’s the notion that even if I’ve not done as well as I would have liked I can still come back and give it another shot. Maybe if I keep coming back to it enough times I will eventually get it right.  The beauty of it is anyone can do but you have to have the mindset that you can do better.  You just need to give yourself the opportunity and let go of those things that are holding you back.  I will admit that it sometimes can be difficult especially if you have dug yourself a pretty deep hole (and I have at times).  Often I’ve found it difficult to give myself that reset but I always do, which is why you are reading this right now (maybe).  Guilt and regret are powerfully destructive emotions.  They are assassins that conspire to robs us of our peace and happiness.  Don’t let them.  HIT THE BUTTON NOW!

Notes & Asides – Where the Hell Have I Been … AGAIN?!?!?!?!

Let me begin by saying that I am not even going to try and explain where the hell I have been since the last time I posted regularly.  I’ve covered that once before in an earlier post and the reasons now are pretty much the same as then.  Furthermore, I have pretty much given up on trying to explain why I do or do not do certain things.  Besides, anyone who followed my year-end Twitter/Facebook feed (which is probably not many of you) knows that for a whole host of reasons (which I might or might not elaborate on) I SUCK. Yet despite that here I am again and I intend to keep coming back, however infrequently, for however long it takes until I get it right.

I think the thing that is bringing me back again this time is the untimely death of the great Andrew Breitbart. He and I were the same age and there was something about seeing that 1969-2012 on the screen under his name that kind of freaked me out just a bit.  It made me just a tad aware of my own mortality and what a dismally small contribution I have made when compared with someone like him. Now I don’t expect to be the next Breitbart but I have to have something more to give to the world than a decent latte!  That brings me back to the written word and this blog.  It always generally comes back to writing.  I enjoy writing, I feel better about myself when I do write regularly and I think I have knack for it (but I guess that is for you all to decide).

Anyway,  here I sit once again behind a keyboard making another go of it.  How will long will this next “chapter” last?  Who knows.  I do know this, however.  There WILL be a next chapter because I do intend on coming back as many times as it takes until I get it right.