Friday, September 10, 2010

It’s Time to Thank My Blog Visitors

This blog began when I suffered a profound hearing loss lasting seven long months. I was kicked of a film set as an actor when I could not hear the director’s commands. It was for a recurring role in a popular TV series and unfortunately, there was no second chance.

Talking on the telephone was nearly impossible for that period. Frankly I did the blog to fight any depression and feelings of helplessness the deafness brought. The blog really made that period bearable for me. Being able to avoid those mood chemicals was a huge benefit.

The doctors told me I had a blockage in my Eustachian tubes that would be temporary. They underestimated the time I’d be deaf considerably. My hearing has returned but with less volume and on some days it’s better than others. I’m very grateful for the hearing I’ve retained. I’m also grateful that I have missed an insult or two thrown my way.

As my readers know I have a strong Libertarian/Conservative background. I was intermittently raised by dysfunctional single mother destroyed by entitlement addiction in Chicago. My mother did the best she could but was shattered by the Nanny State. I was on my own since age 14.

In addition to the therapy and pleasure of creating this site along with debating, this blog has improved my writing chops considerably. Additionally, I am the editor and proof-reader.

I don’t expect everyone to agree with my positions but I sincerely hope we provoke serious thought as we test our various philosophies.

I thank God for our hard won Freedom that allows me to express some pretty strong feelings.

In the future I want to report from as many places as I can. I want to bring forward more stories complete with quality video and images.

I serve you the visitor. I want to bring a broad variety of useful information to you. Please feel free to bring story requests to my attention as often as you like. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous visits.

13 comments:

Det. Shaved Longcock said...

And we like to also thank you Paul....

Great blog! And so much useful information too.

In And Around Garfield Ridge said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Even though I do not comment much, I do visit often. Keep up the great work!

Signed,

A Chicago Police Wife


http://inandaroundgarfieldridge.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

WE LOVE YA PAUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Paul,
I read your blog daily and can only agree with you most of the time. On the things we can’t agree, you open doors for me enabling solutions. For that I thank you! Please keep up the good work.

Amusing Bunni said...

Paul:
I'm glad your hearing has improved. God closes some doors to open others, and we don't know his plan until down the road.

Thanks for your very informative blog.
Thank YOU for writing such useful information and
your great conservative views. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the one I read the most, and I wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Paul.

Anonymous said...

More gun porn please,knives too!!

Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

Thank you, Paul! Your Blog is informative, credible and supportive. Keep the information coming in!

leomemorial said...

Thank you my friend and fellow southwest sider...

Anonymous said...

"Additionally, I am the editor and proof-reader."

One thing that I have learned over many years as a police supervisor is that you cannot proof read your own reports. One of my duties was to quality check subordinates reports before they were submitted. I had to make many corrections or return them to be redone. Most of the time the officer would read his own report in front of me and would be unable to find the errors until I pointed them out. Always have someone else check your work.
I enjoy your blog and share most of your political beliefs. Keep up the good work.

It's Not All Real said...

Once in a while we don't agree, but most of the time we do. No matter, I appreciate your point of view whether I agree or not. Keep it up.

Jim McMahon said...

This is one of the best blogs going. Keep the stories coming Paul.