Not quite what I had in mind…

So ARod tested positive for steroids five years ago when it wasn’t a punishable offense in the major leagues. Here’s my thoughts…Alex’s test is only another reminder that the only people our society rewards are cheaters.

If you aren’t cheating, then you aren’t trying and it’s only cheating if you get caught. Those are the mantras our children get to hear daily on the television or radio.

Fourteen year old boys are having Tommy John surgery on their perfectly healthy arms just to give their curve ball a little more snap or add a couple of MPH to their fast ball.

As a society, we need to decide…do we want to reward cheaters or punish them and we need to quit sending a message that we’re shocked or dismayed when we clearly are not.

There’s nothing like high school–

So I made the dumb move of joining Facebook. People I don’t even know are clamoring to be my friend. Who are some of these people?

Anyhow, an old friend from high school showed me my alma mater’s group in there and like a dummy I joined them. Why did I do that?

These are good people that bring out the absolute worst in me. I go from being the intellectual and overly intelligent person that I am normally to this freak who is scared out of his wits of saying the wrong thing, doing the wrong thing, or just breathing wrong. These people intimidate me for no reason other than they have always scared the living bejesus out of me.

Like I said, these are good people with warm hearts and so very friendly. They never, ever talk bad about someone and it’s because of this niceness that I feel so very out of place. I don’t belong, or at least I think that I don’t. Some of these young ladies that I went to school with 20+ years ago are the same sweet and wonderful ladies I met that first day I walked through the gym with another sophmore.

Anyhow…so how do I go from a guy who is so rock stable sure of himself to a buffoon who second guesses every single thing about himself and his actions especially.

Okay…the venting is over. I’m going to go watch House and remember what it’s like to be a jerk again. Thanks for listening.

Back to life, music, and photography

Well the election is over. The bulk of America decided that, for the time being anyway, they have had enough of the GOP, Conservatism, the religious right, and the fear that they keep pushing.

I think there is something that people miss in this argument. The GOP is the party of destroying the hope of people to succeed. Sure…they pretend to be the party of less government but take a look at what they mean by that.

They mean less oversight and rules for business. They are not talking about helping or protecting individuals.

So let’s get back to what counts. I sat down Friday night in front of my Zoom 1266 recorder and started to refamiiarize myself with its controls and that really neat drum machine it has.

I also need to find a way to save enough money up or sell enough photo rights, yea right… in order to buy a better telephoto lens. My Nikon has a 70-200mm lens with a 5.6f setting. That’s so slow that even under the brights lights of a high school football field, the action is blurry.

If anyone has any suggestions, please pass them along.