Conflict

direction500x333Conflict – to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash:
(conflict. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conflict (accessed: November 20, 2015).)
I’m a bit conflicted and I’m sure I’m not alone.

I love politics and current events

I am a news junkie. From the time I get up in the morning until I go to sleep at night I am watching or reading about the news of the day. And there’s plenty of things going on – from he 2016 presidential race to the horrific events in Paris and everything in between. These are important things, things that impact me, my family, the people I love and the friends that I have. They impact the present and the future.

I have been writing about these topics for nearly ten years because they interest me and they matter. I’m not delusional enough to think that my thoughts influence anyone. I don’t write because I think myself an expert or opinion maker, but because they are my thoughts and I want to express them.

On the other hand I do think I’m right and that everyone should agree with me.

I hate politics and current events

While I am an optimist’s optimist, always looking for the pony, what is reported 24×7 is ugly, depressing, and often at odds with my deeply held beliefs. There are times when I absolutely cannot wrap my head around the rationale behind the stories and events I see. It makes me want to turn off the news, ignore the world and turn into Howard Hughes (without the money).

What compounds this feeling is my inability to understand how some people can be so horribly wrong headed in their thinking. For example, there are people who actually believe that Hillary would be a good president. I mean, I know some will say it because she’s running with that big old ‘D’ after her name, but others actually believe it. Explain that, if you can.

So What?

I enjoy blogging. I enjoy putting my thoughts down on ‘paper’. I enjoy other people’s comments and the people I’ve ‘met’.

So I’ll continue to write on occasion, and even post about politics and current events, but don’t be surprised to see more posts about work, hobbies, and fun stuff. I mean, who could possibly argue about sports?