Nov 26 2009


Thanksgiving TurkeyThis blog gives me a venue to express my opinions, observations, convictions, &c. I don’t use it to talk about particulars of my private life (I do that elsewhere). I don’t use it to attack people (there’s plenty of other sites for that…you know who you are!). I don’t use it to make money (that’s never been a motivating force for me). I don’t use it to draw attention to myself (zero subscribers and counting). This is simply a place to put into words “things that matter to Dennis”.

Today is Thanksgiving. We’re supposed to use this day to celebrate the fall harvest (Silver Queen corn and pumpkins maybe, everything else comes from Mexico) and express gratitude for all the good things that make our lives tolerable (I think I’m supposed to say “enjoyable”…).┬áThe past couple years have been particularly hard but because of close friends and family (I toyed with the order there, but had to settle on one), I’m emerging from a trying and turbulent time. I’m thankful to them for that. I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for the people around me (none of which read my blog apparently! damn them).

“We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don’t know.” – W. H. Auden

Sep 13 2009


Awww... KittyLounge Monkey goes LIVE! Wow… Breathlessly the world awaits another blog. Hmmm… Maybe not so much.

Sooo… Why bother? That’s a good question. Why bother at all. My initial purpose for Lounge Monkey is to post opinions on books, movies, music, and things I encounter as life unfolds. This way, Steve can reassure himself that my opinions are not in anyway reactive and purposefully contrary to his own. We all want to keep Steve happy, even if it requires unleashing another web site onto the inter-tubes. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Honorable Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) for once describing the Internet as: “a series of tubes”.

I guess I don’t really have any particularly good reasons to do this. Hmmm… Ah well, here goes just the same.