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Trite and Meaningless - But Enjoyable!

From a "fan-email" I received today: “Although I do find your columns trite and pretty meaningless I actually enjoy them...”

Now that's book-jacket blurb material right there.

Given, it's a little unfair to judge someone on the basis of her extremely space-and-subject-limited 450 word dating column (YOU try writing something remarkable about dating for a "family subway paper" in approximately seven paragraphs!).

But that said, I don't completely disagree - sometimes what I write IS trite and, yes, even a little meaningless.  And, hell, sometimes it's not even enjoyable!  Although I hope at least THAT is an exception ...

So, in an effort to do something original (un-trite) and relevant (un-meaningless), I'm starting what I hope will not be an un-enjoyable blog, although I am officially making no promises.

Thus, this is My First Entry of My First Blog (things are so much better when they're capitalized).  I suppose it was about time, given that I was quite possibly the last human being on earth with an internet connection not to blog daily.  Christ, even my mother now has her own blog (no, I will not tell you the URL).  So, a full 4 years after it was actually trendy, I’m preparing to jump on this aggressively un-hip blog bandwagon.

Again, low expectations are the key to success here.  At least that's what I've been telling my parents for the last decade or so ...

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Oh and by the way...You say 7 paragraphs per week and it is hard to be meaningful in such a short space...may I remind you the Gettysburg address was 3 paragraphs http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/images/Gettysburg-2.jpg and Nelson Mandella's inaguration speech "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Was 1 peace and and Nelson Mandella's inaguration speech "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Was 1 peace and <3 Robert

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