You ever have one of those days when you feel like everyone in the world is stupid? A bunch of self-centered pricks? And what’s worse is when they decide they need to share their wisdom by providing advice, either online or in real life.
That got me to thinking, There are so many bloggers out there that provide advice about relationships, life, and just about everything under the sun, myself included. But should they?
If you were going to get financial advice, you’d want to see someone with qualifications, experience, and with a lot of financial success. You’d want to see degrees on the wall, a nice car parked out front, and a suit that isn’t off the rack. You’d want to know they’re the right person to give you advice. They need to be a representation of the place you want to be. They’ve made it, so they can advise you on how to make it. On the other hand, if you showed up and noticed a bunch of overdue bills on the desk, an eviction notice on the door, you probably wouldn’t take the financial advice very seriously. Continue reading
Okay, I’ve got a dozen different posts I’ve been working on. This is none of those, I had to take a break and tell this story because it’s too fucking epic to miss. Hopefully you’ll laugh your ass off at my expense.
(My exhibitionist dog)
This morning, my dog and I had a bit of a disagreement. We were on our usual morning walk and she decided that the couple walking the dog on the other side of the street must be the devil. They were a nice looking young couple, athletic and attractive, walking what appeared to be an elderly Labrador. On my street, that’s pretty much the norm.
My dog’s senses might be better than mine but I had a hard time believing that the outrageous explosion of barking from her was justified. I had to practically drag her back to the house while trying to tell all my neighbors that she’s actually a sweetheart and that behavior was abnormal. Continue reading
Blogging has always been in some form or another a kind of introspection for me. I never wrote for an audience, I wrote for myself. It was all about finding a way to understand and explain myself to me, dig into my life, my feelings deeper.
More recently, I’ve found interesting parallels in my fiction writing. By interesting I mean borderline scary.
Several months ago I went to see a therapist for the first time. It’s something that I’d wanted to do for a while, I hoped that it would be like an interactive form of writing… me finding ways to explain things to someone else (like writing) but then having that person ask questions that might give me another perspective in a safe environment. In case you hadn’t noticed, I take my anonymity, my secrets, quite seriously. The only way I could really talk to someone about anything, everything honestly was in a situation where I could trust their discretion. Continue reading
I haven’t been blogging much recently, not because things haven’t been happening but because I just haven’t felt like it. Surely, that’s something that all of us bloggers go through, periods where it comes so easily every day and other periods where it just doesn’t. That’s where I’m at now, I’m not feeling that blogging joie de vivre.
This week I got back from a trip overseas to spend time with my daughter. It’d been far too long. It was a lot of fun but also a reminder of how hollow this existence feels some days once I returned.
One of the stories that I’ll undoubtedly tell at some point is traveling to Holland with Cat, two kids, and our adventures. The most notable of which was finding myself on the patio of the hotel room with my ex-wife smoking a J in Amsterdam. That was quite amusing.
When the blogging bug bites again that’ll be one of the first stories I’ll tell. Until then, I hope you all are doing well.