Hello! And welcome to my blog!
A little bit about myself – probably more than you care to know…
I am a Purdue University graduate, with a degree in Technical Illustration/Computer Layout & Design, 1987 – and have I seen changes – thank goodness punch cards went out (I originally was a programming major for 3 years). Extended studies in Earth Science Education, as well. I am passionate about photography as well as creating technical graphics, working in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I just purchased my first “real” camera in September, a Rebel T2i, and LOVE it! I am a visually-minded person, though, therefore I prefer to express myself with photos and videos. Pictures do say a thousand words. I am a member of the Mensa Society, and do enjoy learning. Humans have a gift of an unlimited ability to learn, and I choose to embrace this.
In my younger days, I was a very active person throughout my entire life. My two true passions were guiding canyoneering trips in southern Utah for the Sierra Club (I LOVE slot canyons) as well as an avid rock climber. Now I am hooked on the internet, creating, learning and sharing.
I am a firm believer of equal rights, human rights, and simply doing what is right. I also believe in the truth….
I am addicted to the news, especially politics. Political satire and humor is some of my favorite types of reads. When it comes to politics, especially with the Republican candidates currently running for POTUS, I am very outspoken and will tell it like it is. A fool is a fool is a fool. Besides expressing myself, one of my goals is to wake people up from their slumber they’ve been told for years which is “everything is good, everything is fine.” Everything is not good. Everything is not fine. Plus the War on Women started by the Republican Party has me completely and utterly infuriated. Religious beliefs must remain separate from our government else we our country will destroy itself. The United States is a melting pot of not only races and nationalities, but also religions and faiths. Our government and elected officials need to remember and respect this as a gift within our country.
I do STRONGLY support the blogging community. Our media has become very biased, and often only disclose what they want you to know, either skewing the facts, or not disclosing all the facts. Plus bloggers view points typically come from the heart, not from a paycheck from a major media corporation. A significant number of blogs I follow are more talented and wiser than the main stream media reporters. I do love and want to hear other people’s opinions and viewpoints, even if they differ from my own. Often times when seeing an issues from a different angle provides an insight not previously seen. The only thing I do ask is that opposing opinions are done so with respect. Calling me, or any group of people, names will find your comment moderated and trashed.
People, as a nature, tend to fear the unknown, or those that are different. These differences in people and societies is what makes us each unique – and there is much knowledge to be learned from ones differences. Don’t fear. Respect… and peace will happen.
Man is slowly destroying both our earth and our society as a whole. Many people have chosen to become indifferent about this, hiding in their falsehood of what they believe is a good life. Lies, conspiracies, corruption feed the weak and/or evil-minded. I feel that the truth must surface in order to learn and move ahead. Corporations, governments, and religions (yes) are very monetarily driven. The drive for the mighty dollar, pound, euro, yen, etc. has taken away the simple virtues of life… both directly and indirectly.
Yet, in the midst of all this, there is beauty in our world. Do not let it pass you by while you hide in the shadows of anger, disillusionment, and fear. We have but one life while on this earth – live it to the fullest while you can.
Please view my other blogs:
Motley Dogs (formerly Doggie Bloggie)- A site all about our best friends… dogs. Created and dedicated to my own two rescues, one of whom is a “lethal white” Aussie, born deaf and blind in one eye. There is more about them on this site.
Motley Dogs on Facebook – for those Facebook and dog-lovers
Motley Photos – Devoted to quality photography, as well as my own work. This is a non-political site.
Motley Videos – A site of both my favorite videos, independent film-makers, creative work, FX, plus many other categories – including my own videos. This is a non-political site.
More sites coming soon and will be added to this page when they are published and ready to go. Also, keep in mind…. I do all this in my spare time. I have a full-time job, and all my blogs and sites are built and maintained during my off-hours. I do this because I enjoy it.
Do not fear the unknown… learn from the truth. And help stop the hate.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
~ Malcolm X