The Days of Glory

I think of dirt or bumpy roads not yet paved, and vast countrsides not yet subdivised. I think of drive-in movies instead of walk-ins. I think of little country stores instead of huge shopping centers. I think of tire swings. I think of swimming in creeks and lakes. I think of running around outside bare footed and riding around in the backs of pickup trucks. I think of drinking from water hoses. I think of acid/hair bands instead of emo bands…Kansas, Journey, Boston, Van Halen, Whitesnake and Mötley Crue. I think of real tv shows like Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, BJ and the Bear and Rockford Files instead of reality shows. I think of eating at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV or computer. I think of big old Victorian houses with huge wrap-around porches. I think of wood stoves and homemade ice cream. I think of fist fights instead of gun fights. I think of The Lord’s Prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of every school day. I think of long summer days spent climbing trees, running, skating, bike riding and playing Hide-and-seek instead of sitting in the house playing video games and texting and I think of being in the house when the street lights came on in the evening. I think of big family Thanksgivings and Christmases. Most of all, I think of living in an America that treated its servicemen and women with honor…an America where political correctness wasn’t overblown…an America which was moral, God-fearing, and free of the fear of terrorism within its borders.

Writer’s Block, Brain Fog and Life’s Little Setbacks Prompt me to Diversify This Blog and Share Perspectives of Other Bloggers

Greetings, everyone. I’d like to apologize for my month long absence. With an illness in the family, marriage and work often comes writer’s block and brain fog. However, I always come back when things have settled.
I have missed you all very much. Although this blog focuses mainly on the topic of bullying and will continue to do so, there are only so many posts a person can make about one subject without eventually running out of topics. Therefore, I have been thinking seriously about making this blog more diversified in subject matter. As soon as I finish the final posts dealing with Bullying and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I will post on different subjects from time to time. I also plan to find blogs which deal with bullying, ask permission to reblog and if approved, reblog them to get other bloggers’ experiences and perspectives on bullying, whether it be juvenile or adult bullying, to give you a variety of perspectives on the subject. Again, please forgive me for the month long absence. And please pray that I get rid of this curse called writer’s block so that I can get my creative juices flowing again and crank out new and more robust posts! Thank you all in advance!