We’re all guilty of this. An outrageous story about police abuse is shared online. We didn’t go hunting for it, these things just fall into our laps. We give into the temptation to click that link, even though we are all too familiar with the unpleasant heart-pounding, adrenalin-pulsing, fight-or-flight response we naturally have to learning about these stories. Our protective instincts kick in. We also have to watch the attached video of course because the conflict is too alluring. By now your hairs are all standing on end, your breath is faster, you feel alive with indignation. Maybe more alive than you’ve felt all week -or since the last time you looked into one of these stories. Your new purpose in life is to see to it that the culpable parties are all punished in some way. You then find yourself in the all too familiar position of realizing how powerless you are to do anything about this, or to even prevent it from happening again. This helpless feeling, the same feeling all bullies secretly harbor, causes you to say and act in ways that are opposed to your true loving nature. “But it’s out of love for the victims!” you tell yourself as you go to share the story with your own unoriginal comment condoning violence against bureaucrats. You start to click share, and then your sensible side kicks in. You remember Big Brother and that he’s constantly watching you. This is where differences in personality determine your next course.
Hey, thanks for checking it out! It’s new to me too. Who know’s what’ll end up getting posted here. Oh, wait. You could! There’s a convenient little “Follow Via Email” button under the About me blurb.
Seriously though, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll use this site for. Originally I just wanted it to be a place to put links for all the projects I’ve been apart of throughout the years, but I’m not a very technical person and I wouldn’t even know where to start. I also like to keep things fresh, so my new plan is to use this as a safe place to write, informally, about whatever I feel like writing about. Sometimes a status update just won’t due. Press Post.