On the morning of 9/11/2001, I was getting ready for work. A few minutes before 9AM, my mother called and told me to turn on the news. I watched in shock as smoke billowed out of the north tower (1 WTC). As I watched the live coverage and listened to the pundits and my mother, flight 175 pierced the south tower and exploded upon impact.
At that time, I worked for a retail giant that no longer exist. As soon as I got to work, I turned on all of the TV’s and turned up the volume. I discovered to my horror that flight 77 had crashed into the Pentagon. People came in just to catch the news and to talk. I saw grown men taller and bigger than me tear up as the news came in about the estimated dead.
There are a lot of conspiracy theories about it being an inside job. I’m not a conspiracy theorist. Irregardless, it was a terrorist attack. There is one key thing that I think a lot of people don’t get about Americans. Southerners annoy Northerners. Northerners annoy Southerners. And, narcissistic Californians annoy everyone. But, the majority of us believe in one thing, FREEDOM.
You may knock down our towers. You may seduce the people into voting in a socialist governments. But, you will never take our freedom. All of those men, women, and children that were murdered on 9/11/2001, were my brothers and sisters. They will not be forgotten.
Many of you may come to this blog from a Google search or social media link. If you read this in early to mid 2017, you may think that I’ve not been doing this long. You would be wrong in that assumption, but I can’t blame you for thinking that. Though this is technically a new blog on a new server, I’ve been blogging since 2005. Several friends and I did a fairly popular podcast from 2005 to 2011.
We stopped the podcast due to being burned out, I think. I don’t recall exactly why we ended it, but that seems to have been the reason. I ended the blog in 2013. At the time, I was working in the security field and couldn’t write about what I was doing. I still can’t, but I can write about what I’m doing now.
I, like so many other people, needed a voice again. The years of keeping my mouth shut and my head down had taken their toll. So, I decided to reactivate this url that had been sitting dormant for a couple of years.
The subjects of my posts may be a bit random, but they are based around politics, tech reviews, photography gear, photography, writing, and general observations from a unique American perspective. I also write about Ireland (long story) and am still working on a book of short stories about my travels through Ireland. I have published four travel photo books about Hibernia.
You may ponder, politics and tech reviews? They don’t generally go together, but my background is varied. I grew up in a business and majored in IT security before moving over to Criminal Justice. I am best known for my photography. Everyone needs a creative outlet, photography is mine. Though, I do dabble in writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. I am all over the place. It is due to growing up in a business and having to be multifaceted.
Now you know a tiny bit of the back story of this blog. Thank you for visiting the blog. Take a seat and enjoy the randomness. 🙂