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  • What happens when the wrong ideas gain momentum

    The power of words have shaped and molded our society since it's inception. I'm afraid of what that power can do when it is manipulated and abused by the widespread reach that the internet has provided us.   The age of information has become a blessing in many ways. Knowledge is reaching impoverished lands and you hopefully see the beginning of a new renaissance in places such as Africa can only be dreamed of at this moment.  I fear the spread of misinformation has begun to take root and if left unchecked these ideas will usher in an era of turmoil and chaos. Perhaps this is the path we need to take in order for the upcoming generations to learn from our mistakes and lead us to a brighter future. You would have hoped we would have learned by now.  So many of us forget history. So many of us never pick up  a book after our formal education.  When did the pursuit of knowledge become unsought.
  • The MADNESS of CROWDS

    This is the latest addition to my library, Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray.  It has been a breath of fresh air to read his viewpoints on what has seemed to be the mass hysteria that has run rampant in the name of "social justice". Subjects like Gay, Race and Gender, have been touched upon and I'm excited to read how he tackles these issues from his perspective. Even though many of these issues have begun with all good intentions, the inability for discussion about these topics have left many wondering how we got to this point. The chaos in this country is a direct result of these beliefs running wild without contention
  • I think I'll turn this blog into a diary of sorts.

      I've been slacking with this blog. Partly because I'm forgetful and I need to set a schedule for blogging. Wednesday's seem to be a good choice.  I think I'm just going to wing it. Just shoot from the hip with this one. I've done the reading about "How to create a winning blog" "just write about a specific topic" blah blah blah.  I'm going to write about what I want and how I feel and if you dig it then welcome aboard. Life is too short anyway and like the late great Frank Sinatra said, "I did it My Way!" 

  • Perseverence

      Being an Artist, maybe one of the most painstakingly difficult pursuits one can strive for but I will never quit. How could I at this point in my life? How can I set the example for my son, if I just gave up at this moment?  Believe me, I've thought about it more than once. Simply throw everything I've worked for up to this point, give up on the sacrifice and dedication to this craft. It would be easy to get a side job and not have a quarter of the stress I put on myself. 

       To give up now would be the equivalent of selling my soul.  I will never quit. Art is my true purpose. It will be a real-life demonstration, for my son, that through hard work, education and perseverance, one can make almost any dream become reality.  

  • Let it change you.

    Alright, I'm still riding the glow of this fatherhood gig. As difficult as it can be at times it still is the best thing to ever happen in my life. One of the greatest things I heard in the stress-filled months prior to our little guy's arrival was, just "Let it Change You". That piece of advice really stuck with me. Becoming a father later on in life, 38 to be exact, I've witnessed the difference and lack thereof, in the mindset of becoming a new parent. It amazes me how some will put forth so much energy into continuing their lives as if nothing has changed, in the rare cases it is to be applauded but for many, I've seen at what expense that choice has made and in the end, it will truly affect their child in ways they may never see for years to come. I can only judge others in silence and if I'm ever asked my opinion all I can do is reiterate is..."Let it Change You"  

    For me, it's opened up a whole new world of adventure and excitement. The future is not filled with hopes and dreams of just my own, it's become a wonderland of what may be as I help guide my son through this life as we prepare him for this world.  I can't wait to take him on our yearly family excursions. From a little coastal town in Maine too far off destinations around the globe. You see it changed me because it's not about just me anymore. It's about him first. Not to the point where one totally loses themselves in the day to day bustle of parenthood. That I can't understand, you need time for yourself to reflect, decompress and become centered, this will truly bring your best self forward as a parent and an overall person. I still want to set an example. My art is my passion, one that fatherhood has slowed down rather significantly but, it will help show him to find a purpose in this life and never give up on himself. 

    Let it change you, it's still you.... and try your best. 

    Vinnie

    Click the fatherhood link at the beginning of this post for a cool article about the brain and what happens once you become a father. 

     

     

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