I believe it is easy to become upset with groups of people based on their beliefs, race, or customs, whether because of how we were "fed" as children, who manned the pulpit, or irrational fear caused by the unknown I have found however, that dealing with people from these groups that though I may not share their ideology I like them as individuals. Aside from the obvious things I believe hate can rob one of unique cultural experience, the color, music, food, and thought process that could serve to enrich one's life.
I admire people that have passion. Perhaps a bit envious as well. I am still in search of something to be passionate about. I am of course passionate about my wife, but my work, not so much. While the technical aspects intrigue me, I don't find any real excitement or satisfaction in working with computers. It has become a job, no one seems to care if I help out or not. I do it because I have to work. The things I would like to do do not generate money (unless one gets some real breaks) so they remain hobbies. I have walked down many roads searching for that one thing that really sparks me and aside from one sweet brown-eyed Italian girl, I have yet to really find it. There are things I enjoy, but nothing that grabs me and shakes me to the very foundations.
My explorations have not been in vain, however. I have learned a lot about many different things. I look back at some of my experiences and at times I am amazed at what I have seen and done. I can never say my life hasn't had some interesting moments.
One thing I enjoy is reading. I can't get enough. As an addiction I suppose it could be worse. Learning in general is fantastic. If I could find a way to do it, I would go to school for the rest of my life. There is so much out there I don't know,and I crave that knowledge. There are a lot of interesting people out there who are doing or have done interesting things - people such as you all. I guess that is the main draw of Blogging; shared experiences. Thanks for that.
If you aren't tired of reading, visit The Cursed Tongue's latest article "The Short Shrift Grift"
. I have told her she is wasting her time writing for the Blogsphere and should have her own column in a major newspaper. Her latest is an editorial on the Iraq and our government or lack of therein. If you are up for some bad poetry, try "MOPP4
The latest book I have read is "The Deathly Hallows". I am afraid I became quite engrossed and stayed up until 0200hrs Sunday morning to finish the book. I am sad to see the series end, I have enjoyed walking the halls of Hogwarts with Harry and his friends, but then all good things must come to an end.
For those of you who do not share the zeal I have for reading and don't want to plow through all the meanderings above, here are some pictures of the weather from yesterday. We never got much beyond the spectacular show, but that was worth the price of admission.