WALT’S OPINIONS

February 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm 1 comment

WALT’S OPINIONS

INTRODUCTION

I know that this blog, up until now, has dealt with my writing and helping others writers in publishing their works and readers with finding sites where free books are available. But looking at the world around me, I often exist on the verge of explosion. For what it’s worth, this series will be my take on the world around me. I will also explore, to some extent, society’s use of words and the hidden poetry around us.

To give some prospectus to my comments, let me tell you something of my history. During my youth credit cards did not exist. People bought what they could afford or lived without. These days, that concept would destroy our economy.

When I went to college to study biochemistry, I carried a slide rule. How many today even know what a slide rule looks like. It’s a mathematical antique.

While in the air force I knew someone who bought one of the first calculators. It could add, subtract, multiply and divide. That was it. No memory, no other functions and it cost over one hundred dollars. I now have a solar powered calculator that can do a lot more and I got it for free for renewing a magazine subscription.

I wrote this introduction to give you some ideas where I am coming from, but you may be surprised about some of my attitudes towards music. We’ll start to deal with that in the next piece. And don’t get me wrong. I am not against progress and innovation. I feel we should embrace the future, but keep an appreciative eye on the past. But I also feel we should not embrace every current trend or word use only in order to keep up with social acceptance; not without some thought and analysis.

This is what I hope to accomplish, to get you thinking and introduce music and a little literature. I hope you join me along this road of thoughts and await your comments. Good or bad, it doesn’t matter.

One final note, my opinions may not agree with the current standards or the most accepted, but they are mine. Today in the time of political correctness, we must walk carefully as not to step on anyone’s toes. To some extent I feel that is robs us of being an individual. I feel we should respect all around us, but at the same time have an opinion and speak up when someone else’s opinion rubs us the wrong way. All too often I have witnessed how one lone voice can change the lives of the silent. Examples will follow.

Once again, whether you agree or disagree with me, speak your voice. I want to hear you.

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  • 1. sherriepalmer  |  February 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you discuss Walt. These are the kinds of conversations that make blogs great. Keep us up to date with the writing too!

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