Who I Am

I have always felt that “Who I Am” or “About Me” pages are a little self serving and border on being obnoxious. After all, I don’t ask who you are when you visit so why should it matter who I am.

Still, maybe a page like this is good for a basis to know where I am coming from.

In no particular order, who I am and what that means to some people…..

    I am an American. To some, that means that I am jingoistic, uncouth, uncivilized and ignorant of world issues.

    I live in the South – below the Mason Dixon line. To some, that means that I use code words like “states rights” in a pathetic attempt to cover up my latent hatred of other races. (They also believe that I wish the Confederacy had won the Civil War.)

    I am a sports official. To some, that means that I am blind and stupid. On playing fields and courts, I have been asked to do things that I am sure are anatomically impossible.

    I enjoy sports and believe that pro sports are infinitely inferior in scope and presentation to sports at the college level

    I am an avid reader. This bothers some as they don’t like people that are reading instead of watching “Survivor” or “American Idol.”

    I am a conservative. To some, this means that I am a heartless bastard who doesn’t understand that people need to be told what are the best decisions for them.

    I am against the policies and politics of the current President, one Barack Obama. To some, this means that I am a racist, but since they already thought that because of where I live, I am not sure that they aren’t piling on.

    I am a terrible speller. You would think that I would be better at spelling because of all the books I read. (I am also terrible at word games.) It is so bad that while listening to a friend’s child practice for a spelling test, I got 7 out of 20 words wrong. A kindergartner can spell better than I. Thank God for spell checkers.

    Speaking of God, I am a Christian. To some, that means that I am a hypocrite trying to thrust my values, beliefs and morals into their lives.

    I am against abortion in almost all cases other than rape and incest. Even then I have trouble with thinking that a life – no matter under what circumstances they were conceived – is worthless. To some, that means that I am anti-woman and heartless to the plight of people that cannot keep their clothes on.

    I am against homosexuality in that I see it as a sin. That does not mean that I believe it is a sin greater than any other sin. But a sin is a sin is a sin. To some, that means that I am homophobic. (Actually, I am theophobic, but that is a story for another day.)

    I have a tendency to be verbose and believe in the adage of “never use a large word when a diminutive one will suffice.”

    I believe that snapshots of people such as this are basically a waste of time and people should get to know each other by talking, rather than reading a page or asking in an online chat room “ASL?”

With that in mind, if you have questions about me, feel free to ask.

I am not saying that I will always answer, but it is worth a shot.