Blogging has changed the way I look at the world. It has made me approach things as potential fodder for a blog post. It has made the world a happier place, it has made everything seem a little goofy, that is the whole approach of my blog. It has made me a happier person.
Before blogging everything seemed to be conspiring against me, everything was dark and dangerous. Any meeting at work was an ambush, any meeting I was not invited to was a plot. Of course, it did not take long for the company to quit inviting me to meetings, which was a seditious act of prejudicial elitism. But, now I realize how lucky I am not to set through an awful round of performance art.
Now, even the worst things are approached more clinically, more analytically. When an article about the release of methane once trapped under permafrost still troubles me, but I want to tell others about this. In a futile attempt to force concern on an apathetic population.
My drive to work is filled with the opportunity to view mankind at its aggressive, monstrous, human
best. Weaving in and out of traffic, cutting perilously close to the front of other cars. Dodging, darting, risking death just to shave a few seconds off their drive to work. This madness used to drive me crazy. Now they are all just actors in the play of life. And I am still working them into a story, or post or novel.
Life is a great place, there are countless chances to enjoy the show. But, you have to look at it as a series of separate events. A sequence of opportunities to view the absurd drama that is life. Blogging has helped me reach that point.
Give it a shot. You will find your voice, you will find yourself, and the world will find you. And everybody will be happier. Isn't that enough?
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Blogging, a Chance To Start Again
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.