Rejecting my indoctrination and societal conditioning was easy. However, changing my conditioned behavior has been incredibly difficult. Whenever I react emotionally, I immediately fall back on old, conditioned behaviors (due to the ease of such behavior I guess — it requires no thought at all on my part to behave in the way I’ve been behaving for most of my life, to simply follow the programming).
Perhaps I’m too hard on myself for believing that, after 37 years of conditioning, I ought to have Continue reading →
The “non-aggression principle” (NAP) is, for the uninitiated, a life’s philosophy in which adherents view any initiation of force as morally wrong. I have personally committed myself to living by this principle to the best of my ability. It has brought me a much greater level of happiness and joy in my life and, since I want my children to also be happy, I teach my children about the NAP and encourage them to abide by it as well.
A good friend recently proclaimed the awesomeness of his mother publicly on Facebook. As I read about his gratitude, it made me desire to do the same for my own mother.
My mother was born and raised in the Philippines. After marrying my American dad, she came here to America. In so doing, she left nearly everything that she knew. Not just her culture, but her family and pretty much every person she knew. Well, not her entire family. She had us.
Other than us, Mom had pretty much no one here in America. To further complicate her life, she was Continue reading →
As is standard practice when any website changes anything, there has been a lot of grumbling regarding Facebook’s recent changes to profile pages. I just can’t wait for the “1 Million Facebook Members Against the New Profile Page” fan page!
On August 27, 2009, I pondered, “What would happen if I really tweeted the way that Twitter haters say all tweeples tweet?” Following that, I announced my intention to, “…do it as an experiment starting tomorrow.”
At 22:28 that same night I stated, as a warning, “Alright my friends and followers, my tweeting-like-a-real-twerson(???) experiment begins tomorrow morning. It’s gonna get nasty!”
A cousin of mine and FaceBook friend, John Lisonbee, commented on my above statement with, “Nasty, or just twittery?” to which I replied, “Twisty maybe?”
The morning of August 28, 2009 the grand experiment began. My intention: cause the creation of a Continue reading →
So I’ve recently had “the talk” with my tween daughter. You know… the birds, the bees and the thing about how the queen bee hooks up with the drones at the local bee bar and gets an STD because she was sleeping around with strange drones and not using protection? Yeah. It’s a little uncomfortable. But definitely necessary, especially these days.
Remember back to your sex education talks with your parents? I thought not. Most people from my generation Continue reading →
Well, I’m a little depressed because I got my butt kicked in the presidential election, and I’m sure my millions of supporters out there are feeling a little blue.
So I’ve decided to put my entire radio show (well, the important parts anyway — the parts where I’m talking ) from November 1 up for your pure listening enjoyment.
Keep in mind that, although I am incredibly awesome at so many things, it has been 15 years since I was last on the air. Please forgive me for screwing up a bunch of times as I tried to get the hang of the new technologies and for the 50+ times I do the big DJ no-no of saying “uh” and “umm” over and over.