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The Ramblings of an Astute Observer

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Hello, welcome to my blog.  I know I am a little late to the game considering people have been blogging since Al Gore invented the interweb, but Im bored and wanted to take a stab at something new.  Ebaumsworld may not be the best forum for my blog (time will tell I guess), nevertheless you have to start somewhere, right?  I wont delve too much into personal details about myself, but for those who care I am a recent college grad with a degree in aerospace engineering.  Last year I switched fields and am now pursuing a career in meteorology/climatology with a focus on severe weather research (Im crazy about tornadoes).  And since this has nothing to do with what I will be blogging about, thus ends my personal introduction.

 

I think the idea of being able to put my thoughts out into the world anonymously is really cool.  This sentiment may be a bit cliché, but who cares?  I hope to blog at least once or twice a week, though I dont expect to always be able to post on a regular basis.  Since I find creative writing with a touch of humor to be a fun pastime, these blogs will for the most part be light-hearted and semi-directionless.  Be prepared for random anecdotes and for someone who isnt afraid to speak his mind. 

 

But I also want to be able to express the concern I have about a number of serious issues plaguing our society I feel need more attention.  As an engineer, I was taught to approach a problem from an unbiased point of view and determine the optimal solution to that problem.  Unfortunately, this doesnt necessarily translate in the real world.  I'm sure Im not alone in thinking that our country and world is approaching some sort of crossroads.  Incredible technological advancement is consistently being overshadowed by an increasing number of seemingly insurmountable problems.  I see so many things that can be done to fix these problems, but at the end of the day there isnt really anything I can do besides sitting back to wait and see what happens. 

 

In each blog, I am going to try and talk about a problem I find important and what I think needs to be done to fix it.  Even if only a few people find my blogs enlightening, at least I am doing something more productive than sitting on my ass bitching and moaning.  Obviously anything I write is only my humble and quite possibly incorrect opinion, so please dont go out of your way to attack me in the comments section if you think I am wrong about something.  But I would love to hear what others think about the issues I bring up.  Feel free to comment and constructively criticize to your hearts content.  I will respond where I can, whether that is in the comments section or in a future blog.

 

I feel I should give you fair warning that I am blunt, opinionated, and couldnt care less about political correctness.  Dont take personal offense to anything I say in the coming posts.  My goal is not to piss people off; for me, writing is a cathartic (big word, I know) way for me to vent frustrations with the oh so many things that I think are out of whack in our society.  Also, as friends and loved ones can testify, I need an outlet for my pent up creativity and insanity.  At any rate, what I am trying to say here is if you have a problem with my writing style or my views on various things, tough shit.  Go read twilight or something.  And that, my friends, are all the qualifiers I feel need be included.  Dont say you werent given a heads up.


(FYI if you want to read my first blog, I posted it right after posting this intro)

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