Why Is This Blog (Still) Here?
September 18, 2008: The wife asked me, “Why are you always reading this depressing stuff? And writing about it on that blog? There’s nothing you can do about it.” She, in common with 99% of the American sheeple, prefers not to know. The question did make me consider why I'm really doing this, though. Almost no one knows of this blog, and that’s by intent. I’ve shared it’s existence with several people whose opinions I respect, though others might find it by chance. There are, and will never be, any ads here; there’s never been any intent to commercialize this. It’s not about ego. I don’t require praise for my writing skills; I’m aware of my capabilities, and don’t need any stroking, thanks anyway. I have no need for convincing anyone else of anything, if I could. None of those things are why this blog exists. But I will share my very personal reasons for all this...
The late astronomer Carl Sagan said, "I don't want to believe. I want to know." People will almost always believe what is most comfortable, easy, and safe for themselves to believe. Rarely will anyone dig deeper, looking for “the Truth” behind all the lies and nonsensical myths we’re fed all our lives, especially if that information challenges long held beliefs and convictions. For better or worse, I’m one of those unfortunate bastards cursed with the disease of terminal curiosity, literally compelled to constantly seek out truthful, and verifiable, crumbs of information, assembling these into a picture that more closely approximates actual reality than most are used to. Reality is a scary place, I’ve discovered. This blog is my exercise book, the learning tool with which I sharpen my mental focus and concentration, and helps me research and further analyze subjects of personal interest. Nothing more than that. I posted in the “about me” that anyone reading things here should not believe any of it, and to research it for oneself. That’s good advice- what if I’m lying, or simply wrong? To the best of my knowledge everything posted here is cited, true and verifiable. If anything here informs or helps you in any way, good. In the end you’ll need to find what your own “truth” is. Like the Apple Computer slogan, try to “Think Different” than the sheeple, wake up from the slumber, and discover your own reality. If you’re reading this, welcome, I’m delighted to share my discoveries. I hope something interests you...
Written and posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008
April 16, 2018
In light of present circumstances, that could well lead to World War III, or looming economic collapse with who knows what consequences, it seemed a timely idea to share this with you, and thank you all for stopping by. Perhaps you were curious, who is this Coyote fool, and why'd he do this? lol As the old saying goes, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." And so it was. Living as I do midway between Tucson and Phoenix, way out in the Arizona desert, this blog was what I could do, really all I could do, and I hope it's been of some benefit. How'd we do? Well, we, you the readers and I, have traveled together this far: 2,290,040 unique visitors, 46,129 posts, and 6,908,464 page views as of this writing, and it'll be 10 years of it on August 8. Thanks for putting up with me for so long! Looking through the old archives I stumbled upon the above post from 2008, and wanted to share it with you. Of course, we're a little better known now than then, and the focus has changed somewhat in response to circumstances in the "fierce urgency of now", but the search for "truth", the best version of it anyway, still holds true, as it should for all of us. Whatever happens now is out of our control, and while we can hope for the best, there's really no way of knowing the future, so I'll say it now. It's been an honor and privilege to share what I've found with you, and I sincerely thank you all for being here. What a long, strange trip it's been, lol! And always, always, thanks for stopping by! Stay strong, folks!