Sunday, August 5, 2007

So Here I Am

Well, it's about darn time I started a blog.

Been a graphic artist and writer for a long time. But since the book publishing business took a fat dump in the mid-90s, I went and got a gov't job. It's ok. It's a living and I'll be able to retire in 5 more years.

So what will I do?

Well, depending on the housing market in 2012, I'll sell and move closer to my parents and sisters. It's cheaper to live there, I'll have family close by, there's a lot of art stuff going on in the area, and so on.

Of course, I'll be another of those blasted Californians moving north, driving up the cost of real estate, contaminating the area with my "liberal" views. LOL, hey, I'm totally a moderate, with major swings on some topics. Like we have too many laws and don't enforce what we already have. Layer upon layer of laws, like the transluscent layers of acrylics I use in my paintings. I do it to intensify the colors, the depth.

But why do we need so many laws about things that, to be brutally honest, are no one's business but our own? What's the deal with that? We don't need laws, we need to butt out of people's medical decisions. We need to butt out of people's bedrooms. And we sure need to butt out of the marriage business.

If you ask me (and no, I know you didn't), we should eliminate marriage as a legal term. EVERYBODY gets a civil union with all the privileges and responsibilities, tax write-offs and so on, and then you can go over to your church and get your religious ceremony if that's what you choose to do.

Oh, man, my first blog post and I'm already ranting. Well, guess it's that artist in me. Or maybe it's the Welsh and Cherokee combination, stubborn, hard-headed, opinionated, outspoken.

So here we go.....


Rubberband Man said...

Hello there It's good to see you've established a creative oulet for yourself my dear. You know me from CL forums as the boogeymandingo but I won't be using that name here.
I too am looking forward to to retiring from my current job in a few years and am wondering just what to do and where to live. I know I want to reestablish a long neglected writng career and possibly move out of Denver. I really would like to get near the ocean but don't know if I'll be able to afford it.
Many Californians have chosen to migrate to Colorado lately and I think it's been a good thing for the most part because it's brought some more open minded people to the area.
I believe that people should be free to make their own life decisions as long as it doesn't bring harm to others. I know that's an area that can be debated forever but I belives resonable boundries can be set and maintained. Morality cannot be legisaltedsuccessfully. If people have any spiritual beliefs then that what they choose will be between them and what ever "god" they believe in.

p-mom said...

It's good to see you here. Yes, this is good for my writing, I have to get in the habit of writing every day. Especially since I plan on returning to publishing and painting. I need to start keeping a little sketchbook too, so I can get those little scribbles out of my head and onto paper.

As for moving, the ocean, well, you can go north, there are places in Northern California and Oregon that are not as expensive. If my plans remain the same in 5-7 years, I'll only be an hour - hour and a half from the ocean. Right now you can still buy a nice little old place for less than $200,00, depending on exactly what you want or need.

And you're so right, morality can't be regulated. A person either follow some kind of standard, or he/she doesn't.