|Incoming BYTES photo by r.a. kukkee|
It is with some excitement and trepidation I have finally taken it upon myself to speak my mind and write a blog. A real blog. Incoming Bytes, powered by the light of the early morning sun....
What will Incoming BYTES be about?
Everything. Everything that piques the curiosity, touches the heart, outrages, or offends the soul. Justice, societal mores, the environment, social affairs, news, events, tragedy and triumph. I will ask questions. I will not only question, but interpret, infer, critique, and at times praise what I observe. I may provide a perceived answer or two, or leave that job to the reader. I may at times condemn or annoy shamelessly. Perhaps controversy shall arise at times, and offend, even though offense is not specifically intended. Perhaps offense is actually earned upon occasion and if that is the case, so be it.
Above all, I will express my personal opinion with HONESTY.
The second question that must come to the fore should probably be: “Why?”
Why bother to speak out? The fact of the matter remains, in Utopia, and modern suburbia, ordinary individuals should expect to be happy and pleased with what they see around them. If they make observations that make them become angry and fail to comment, or simply do not bother to address lack of ethics, poverty, crime, and daily issues, why expect miracles? Instead, observe events and offer positive ideas for change, or we cannot expect any change for the better.
Societal pressure at times favours the status quo, does it not? Look out of the window in your neighbourhood. Listen to your children, co-workers, the media and observe. Clearly quantum change for the better is needed in North America and world-wide.
It took quite some time to firmly decide that writing a web log could be a suitable forum that can promote discussion. Again, write about what? The simple answer is, “literally everything”. Everything that amazes or surprises. New discoveries. Everything that prickles the mind or the soul. Everything that excites, amazes, causes creative juices to flow, consternation and anxiety, or offends the sense of justice. What offends you? What excites you? What piques your interest? What makes you happy? What enrages you to the very core of your being? Please leave a comment.
* By the way, we believe it possible to express forceful opinion without the use of invectives and foul language. Such language and offensive, hateful commentary will be obliterated mercilessly from comments. If the reader is angry, he or she is requested to take time out, return later, and leave an insightful comment in the form of civilized dialogue.
Will Incoming BYTES be successful? That decision is left to the reader. Come again soon.
*Note from North of Lake Superior: In spite of the current interest in global warming, in Northwestern Ontario it seems it has not arrived, --at least not today. It is winter, cold and dry, and there is a wonderful blanket of snow for kids of all ages to play in.