Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Blog *All* Stars Introduction

"Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Photograph by Kilroy_60

I am pleased to add Fear And Loathing In The Blogosphere to All *Blog* Stars. As an introduction, 29 things about me and my little corner of the blogosphere...
  1. In the Gonzo spirit, you can expect an approach to blogging which blurs the distinctions between author and subject while merging fiction and nonfiction.
  2. Photography is a passion in my life.
  3. I think the duckbill platypus reflects God's sense of humor.
  4. My favorite form of transportation is hot air balloon.
  5. My life has been touched by cancer.
  6. In my office I have prints of M.C. Escher's Reptiles and Ansel Adams' Redwoods.
  7. I think that fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are among the best in all of sports. Pittsburgh is a drinking town with a footbal problem.
  8. To be spiritual, I believe, is essential to have a most fulfilling life.
  9. One of my favorite hobbies is traveling to new places. Another is returning to places I have enjoyed.
  10. I prefer to give gifts when I choose instead of when they are expected.
  11. Golf, I think, more than any other sport replicates life.
  12. I've remained close friends with my college roommate, who is a psychiatrist and an attorney, for more than 20 years. He's a championship fisherman who is known among friends as The Master Baiter.
  13. 13 is my lucky number.
  14. Going into space is something I would love to do that I don't see in my future.
  15. I frequently publish blog posts and comments with typographical errors expecting that people are accustomed to reading tyopese.
  16. I love sunrises, but more frequently see sunsets.
  17. My preference for journaling is pen and paper {specifically legalpads} instead of the computer.
  18. I think racists and homophobes are people with troubled minds and that that is no excuse for their behavior.
  19. My approach to politics is one of independence not influenced by the agendas of political parties.
  20. I think the sports memorabilia industry has fractured the relationship between athletes and fans.
  21. Today I bought a shot glass for one of my shadow boxes.
  22. The last book I bought was Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner; the last book I was given was Wishing - Shooting Stars, Four-Leaf Clovers And Other Wonders To Wish Upon, compiled by Gloria T. Delamar.
  23. When I visit the grave of my loved one I leave photographs wrapped in plastic and a handful of pebbles.
  24. I am amazed every time I visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings.
  25. Speaking to the writers at this past weekend's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction, I expect L.C. Greenwood will be elected next year.
  26. Two of my favorite indulgences, that I can freely speak of, are John Wm Macy's CheeseSticks and D.L. Jardine Salsa.
  27. I look forward to the return of Deal OR No Deal.
  28. This has been difficult for me because I'm more interested in exploring new things and learning about other people than I am talking about myself.
  29. There are 29 items in this list because I am a Leap Year baby.
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