Who am I? I find myself asking this question routinely, so don’t expect an answer from me anytime soon. I can, however, tell you a little about what I do. I’m a family man and warehouse worker trying to make a living and find peace in an overly commercialized world. I try to stand apart from the greed, delusion, and hatred while working towards the goal of meeting the needs of my family.
My wife and I have two children, a ten-month-old girl and a seven-year-old boy. We home school our son, keeping him isolated from some of behavioral issues of society as a whole. We’ve been told that this negatively impacts him because it takes away the element of socialization, but it seems to us that he is better able to deal with other people than I ever was at his age (or am today, even), and the distinct lack of bullies and drugs certainly makes our school a better environment in which to learn. In fact, I would dare say that his upbringing has, so far, produced a child that is nicer and more compassionate than I can ever hope to become. This all takes extra time and effort, but I feel like it is worthwhile.
When I’m not at work or home schooling, my activities range from quiet reading and reflection to playing video games. Civilization IV (and V) and SimCity 4 have been recent favorites, and I used to be a really big fan of the Fallout series, although lately I have kept my distance from such graphically violent games.
I rarely turn on the TV on of my own accord anymore, but regularly watch Alfred Hitchcock shows and Twilight Zone with my wife. Mythbusters occasionally graces the screen as well, usually at our son’s request. When I do happen to turn on the tube for my own enjoyment, I’m probably putting on a Star Trek show or a documentary.
This blog is intended to be a place where I can share some of my thoughts as I continue to explore Spirituality in general and Buddhism more specifically. I also often post things that are of relevance to my family, as much of my time is clearly devoted to them and their needs. I may occasionally branch off onto more whimsical subjects such as random photography or even LEGO projects, but it is all really just a means to an end as I explore the depths of my mind.
I will usually abstain from making political statements or from posting long whines about society or economics, as such discussion is generally contrary to my goals. That said, if I think something is worth thinking about, or if I just had a bad day, I’m not above sharing whatever is on my mind.
I appreciate you visiting, and ultimately, I hope something said here was memorable, and perhaps even thought-provoking. Please, be well, my friends.
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