I am as married as a person can be, I am as blissed out at being married as a person can be. I strive to be holy. I strive to be kind. I strive to be caring. I have retired from sea and now I use my massage license to work on our family business. If ever I make $250,000. I will be happy to pay the taxes! The cynicism I had been living since the Clinton years has been displaced with hope by the election of Obama.
I once worked with the Joffrey Ballet and Rudolf Nureyev was the principal.
I have a degree in philosophy so I can only evaluate the truth. Academia structured all the truth out of me. Now I just look for meaning.
What Gives Me Hope
Once I found hope in the work of sending most of the crooks in the Bush administration to jail. Now I am hopeful for things that are real. Their is an era of dignity upon us. Now I am not bent on vengeance, I am hopeful.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
If I were Mayor of Saint Petersburg I would spend a fraction of the money I spent on bike paths to build public toilets and showers under the bridges, where the homeless live. I would hold all buildings at 7 stories and keep the beautiful sky big. If I were Governor of the State of Florida I would stop pining for the lost opportunity to be the VP running mate of John McCain -- I would come up with a more sane taxation system, and do all I could to attract alt-energy business to the state of Florida.
If I were president of the USA I would take a few months and investigate the illegal nature of the Bush Administration and convict the bad guys, I would find the holes in our regulatory structure and convict those who abused the system and helped to plunge the WORLD into financial chaos.
If I were President I would cut ties to the United Kingdom until they got their asses out of all of Ireland once and for all.
What/who changed my life and why
The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts got to me pretty early. My wife has changed my life. I think every kid should be required to study "The Road Less Traveled" by M.Scott Peck M.D. as a way to understand the nature of love and be able to recognize how heat is not love and how courageous love is.
It is not that the power in this country has shifted from the people to the politicians, it is that the power has never been with the people. What has been with the people is the hype that they have power and that is enough for the mindless masses.