Friday, August 14, 2009
I have not really had anything that just captured my attention for a while, so not much to post. The signing of Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles is not so much the focus of this blog as is the response to the signing.
Let me start out with my disclaimer. I am a total dog lover. I love my dogs so much. I think dogfighting is a truly perverted and sick activity.
As much as I love dogs, I would not put dogfighting as the single worst activity one human can engage in. Yet, the firestorm, and it most definitely is a firestorm, that this signing has created in the city of Philadelphia, and across the internet is amazing.
I find a couple of major issues. Seems like there is the question of whether Michael Vick deserves a second chance. Stepping back from Michael Vick, I thought that was one of the foundational plans for our correctional structure. How many people have gone to prison, become rehabilitated and now are positive healthy parts of society. Why is Michael Vick not a potential for this?
That leads into the second issue. As I noted in the beginning, I love dogs, but the the current backlash is so much hyperbole when compared to people who have commited serial murder, serial rape. Where is the public outcry for those type of actions?
Two NFL athletes. One convicted of dogfighting and another convicted of DUI manslaughter. One gets 23 months in prison and another gets 24 days. One gets the protesters and the circus we are seeing now and I am willing to bet when the other comes back to the NFL there will be hardly any media coverage at all. Is there something blown out of proportion in this picture? Maybe, or maybe not.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
As I sit and face my life as a blogger, some of my initial thoughts revolve around what do I really want to consider as "blogworthy" thoughts. I don't think they need to be the most deep things I have thought in days but can they be things that even I know are simple and not to deep?
Throughout the day, thoughts come and go. Sometimes I will ask myself, is this something to blog about? I guess the question I need to answer is whether I need to ask that question! Will I simply "know" when something needs a blog? Or do I need to have some kind of rational filter that tells me yes you should blog this or no don't bother?
If anyone reads this blog, let me know if you think similar thoughts or how you handle the whole idea of what is blogworthy.
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is my first entry. Not really any thoughts at this point. Just the famous first step.
Obviously "thoughts" is a very generic concept, but that is also very freeing. I can stay in my "blog-scope" with many different issues. Sports thoughts. Food thoughts. Relational thoughts. Music thoughts. Hopefully a wide variety of these can be found here and hopefully some of them will actually even be worth while!
I do hope that as I work through this, I will become a better writer and communicator. I have several friends that I think are great already, just hope to be as good as they are!
Happy Friday and welcome to my thoughts!