I was recently asked to share my views on the current state of affairs in America. I don’t talk about politics much on my blog, but being so close to the 2010 midterm election, I decided to make an exception. First off, a disclaimer: This IS an opinionated and slightly sarcastic article. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Do not read further if you do not believe in free speech. Having stated that, let’s get right to it.
My thoughts on politics these days are, well, disillusioned. Aren’t they always? Let’s start with the pros. I firmly believe that Continue reading
It was a nice sunny Spring evening in Boston, around the middle of May, and I was finishing my spaghetti dinner while enjoying a cold beer. It had been a long day; the kind of day where you look forward to coming home, cracking open a cold one, enjoying a refreshing first sip, and watching the condensation build around the bottle as the rest of the evening passes in lazy harmony. We’ve all been there. I was plopped on my couch and I decided to watch some TV. It was around 7PM and as I channel surfed I decided to settle on the Wolf Blitzer report on CNN. Just another day and another guy, getting my news from your trusty mass media conglomerate.
I turned on the news and what did I see? Headlining was the Gulf oil spill, and a live video feed of billions of gallons of oil gushing out of a leaking oil well built in waters over 1000 ft deep; painting the beautiful waters and coasts of the Gulf in black, ravaging communities and wildlife, and threatening to move into the Atlantic.
The Gulf Oil Spill
It was followed by a report on the vicious, historic 100 year flood that destroyed Nashville, TN and displaced thousands of people. Continue reading