I don’t like the word blog. I used to keep an online journal years ago before that word even existed. It’s still on my computer, maybe I will put it into my archives sometime. Just had to get that out.
Anyway, for the most part this journal exists because I like to write. I like to write down the things I do or things that happen to me or things I notice during the course of the day. I am easily amused by the little oddities of life, like the fact that my grandma keeps a Taco Bell Chihuahua sitting on top of her Bible, so I write them down. Going back later on and reading what I wrote makes me laugh. The other reason I started this is so my friends and family can read it and know what I’m up to, and I enjoy reading their comments.
I don’t write about politics very much the way many other blogs do. There’s not a whole lot I can say that hasn’t been said already and I do not want my website to turn into a whiny, intolerant partisan stomping ground as so many of them do. But, like all things you hold inside, political posts do pop out from time to time and I won’t hesitate to tell you exactly what I think of the topic at hand.
I am currently trying to be as anonymous as possible. Some readers know me personally and others know who I am for a variety of reasons but all you new people are out of luck.
You will never see product advertising on my website. I’m curious how much money bloggers make from sticking those ugly ad links in their sidebars…but I figure if you want to give me free money or help out some company’s bottom line, you’ll find a way.
I am no longer able to write much about my day-to-day life due to my battalion’s OPSEC concerns but there is plenty to say that hasn’t been written down before so I’ve been heading backwards in time for material.
I’m tired of people complaining about how the media never prints any “good” stories about the war or the troops so I’m trying to make it my mission to post the ones they do write that apparently nobody reads or just ignores…because the stories ARE out there.
P.S. Note to my command: if you have found this and you’re wondering who the heck I am, ask around at your companies. My detachment knows about this blog. When I signed the colonel’s latest email/internet/webpage statement (issued around July 16, I signed it in early August) I attached a paper with this blog’s URL to the page. My previous detachment was also aware of it.