500 Words A Day

Recently, with the relaunch of this blog, I have decided to start writing at minimum 500 words a day. My thought was that this      would become more natural over time and lead to me knocking out posts much quicker. I read this someplace online and it seemed like a good challenge. Given the fact in order to meet the goal you must write.

Writing in and of itself has always been a friction point for me. I think this is due to me not feeling I am very good at it and I  suck at spelling. Accepting this challenge means that I will have to ignore all of that and just write. And Just writing is the     point. I will not be able to duck out of it or give myself an excuse. I will just write.

However, I don’t need these all to be in a blog post. Sometimes it might be beneficial to write in my personal journal. Others, in  my movie script. In the end of the day I will have written, got my thoughts on paper and made the world a better place… OK well   maybe that last part was a bit of hyperbole, You get the point.

So here is to me just getting off my butt and writing. I am not claiming I will be perfect here, but I will just write. This should be an interesting journey for both of us. Me because I will be forcing myself to write and you because you will never know what     will come out of my mouth next.

What will I write about? Well it reality it could be just about anything. I might work on my script and finally get this dang movie finished. I might write in my long neglected journal. I could fill the blog with post that are nothing more than drivel. You know   kinda like this one. In reality it will likely be a mixture of things. So sit back and enjoy.

ELR Training

I recently decided to start training for ELR (Extreme Long Range) shooting. As you might imagine, most of this is mastering fundamentals. There is a portion that I did not think off. I have to get myself into shape. And no, round is not the shape! I have to get my resting heart rate lower than where it is today.

I plan on starting to walk and run more. This should get my cardio under control and start lowering my resting heart rate. I hope to have it below 65 in two years.

If you have any suggestions please let me know.

Defining ourselves politicly

For many years most of my friends would tell you that I was a Liberal. I never seen myself this way and I couldn’t understand why others seem me in that way either. Now my friends would call me conservative, I still don’t understand why they see me that way. While what I feel is the most important has changed, my core values are still the same.

What are those core values and beliefs?

  1. Stand on your own two feet
  2. Follow the laws
  3. Treat people as you would like to be treated
  4. Don’t be a dick
  5. The 1st and 2nd amendments are absolute
  6. Logic should rule
  7. The people need to be protected from the government
  8. You earn what you are worth to an organization

I think that is about it. I am a simple man with simple guiding principles.

I, however, don’t think any of these make me a liberal or conservative. An example would be that I think a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body. If you kill someone you should also be killed. See neither liberal or conservative.

Look the liberal side of the states want to turn this into a giant holy war against anyone that does not view the world just like they do. I just can’t stand that. We should all be tolerant of each other and realize that if this country rises or falls we rise and fall as one.

Its for these reasons that I hate commercial news. If you get your news, primarily from Fox, MSNBC or CNN you are doing it wrong. You are letting giant organizations with an agenda control what you think and you are their tool. If you do your own research and come to your own informed decisions than the news you read is the tool.

 

Welcome Back!

After many years of having a blog, neglecting it and starting posts that never got done, I let the blog expire. Just recently I felt the need to get started again with a new focus, passion, dive and belonging.

In my past blog I tried to make it more than what I was. I kept putting posts off because they were not good enough. I would worry that I missed something and would not publish. So that made the updates that I did make small and meaningless.

With the relaunch of the site, I plan on not doing that. I want to make the blog small, manageable and more about…. well me. I plan on putting more and more of myself into the blog. I will post crapy poetry, thoughts on events, how-to articles, life updates and just what ever makes me feel like posting that day.

The main point here is to write. I want to write what I feel and not what others think I should write. This is really going to be about me. In that aspect I think I might have, maybe, 10s of viewers. If that is the case then so be it.

If you have stuck around this long I would like to say thank you. Stay in touch and keep checking back as there is much more to come.