Curmudgeon’s Creed

 I have lived long enough to have opinions that even logic cannot shake.  For example;
That peanut butter is the world’s most perfect food.
That baseball is the national pastime, and football is just something that screamers and face painters entertain themselves with until baseball season.
That Roger Maris is the single season home run record holder.
That TV shows are a painless and gradual form of lobotomy.  Except perhaps for reality shows.  Those are quick and agonizing.
That nostalgia isn’t, and probably never was, what it used to be.
I am a fan of curmudgeons like:
H.L. Mencken (“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.”)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”)
Will Rogers (“I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!”)
Roy Blount Jr.(“It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind.”)
Dorothy Parker (“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”)
Grouch Marx (“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.”)
Robert Wilensky (“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.” )
This Blog will be nothing more than a receptacle for those unshakeable, sometimes illogical opinions. I will do my best to be humorous, (a quality sadly lacking in current society) but the primary goal will be honesty and truth.  Writing, to me, is similar to thinking out loud, but with a lot more care and attention to detail.  Like most people, I don’t enjoy writing, but I very much enjoy having written.  Especially having written well.
Comments are appreciated, within the bounds of what was once considered good taste.

2 Responses to Curmudgeon’s Creed

  1. Dolores says:

    An enjoyable read once again, Gene. Your talent in getting your thoughts across to the masses is always an enjoyable read.
    And for those of you who don’t know him, Gene is at his best when he has a good book to enjoy, a glass of red wine at his elbow and is comfortably ensconced in his favorite chair. – and he truly does sometimes guffaw- on rare occasions.
    Respectfully submitted by one who knows.

  2. gmurray921 says:

    Wow! Cool, thanks. The one skill I have, besides writing, is I know how to marry well. Or I did once.

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