Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Recommended reading

Visitors to this site are subjected to my views and opinions on any number of topics, some serious, some whimsical, lots done tongue in cheek, and many that are certain to be of no interest whatsoever to anyone but me (and possibly my therapist, if I had one). I know many blogs have a purpose, be it to inform, persuade, entertain, vent, convert, sell, attract like-minded viewers, piss-off contrary-minded readers or promote the self-importance of the blogger (to name a few). My blog has no purpose other than my own self-amusement in writing it, a kind of literary masturbation, if you will. If you want to watch while I do it, well that makes you kinky, not me.

It appears, however, that there are viewers who insist on coming here despite there being no rational justification for doing so and (this defies any explanation) there may be some who have actually made return visits. So as an act of mercy to anyone looking for something worthwhile to read here, I'm going to list a few posts that may, in my humble opinion, actually have some redeeming social value (but I set the bar pretty low). I have omitted from the list any posts dealing primarily with my favorite topic, me; and politics, I'll leave that out,too. So here is my list of recommended posts, in chronological order of appearance. Read one, read them all, or run away from here as fast as you can - the choice is yours. One bit of advice: bourbon helps.

10/08/2010 - What is Government Good for? Some thoughts on the role of government in American life.

11/11/2010 - Veterans Day Observations on the reasons for the holiday.

12/28/10 - Thoughts on being a "Mainah" You don't have to be born here to be one.

03/05/2011 - Phoebe This is why I believe in Angels.

06/03/2011 - Civil Discourse and Rational Debate You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

06/21/2011 - Captain Samaritan
and ---------------------------------Read together, a tribute to a remarkable man.
07/10/2011 - Erland "Cappy" Quinn

08/14/2011 - The Gospel According to Lady Gaga She has something to say to you.

10/03/2011 - The big red, white and blue van - More on veterans.

12/19/2011 - WMPG - You can listen from anywhere - you should.

01/11/2012 - The Great Soccer Complex Conspiracy - OK, one political post. "All politics is local" and this is local politics at its best (worst).

01/27/2012 - Guardian Angel or Just Lucky? You decide.

01/29/12 - Capitalism at its best What's right in the world.

Regrettably I am not tech savvy enough to make links to allow you to go directly to the posts from here - to do that you'll have to go over to the blog archive, on the right, and click on the one you want to read. Thanks for visiting, and happy reading. Dirigonzo

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