Hello to the no-one-out-there that knows this blog exists! But perhaps eventually someone will trip across it – and it’s always nice to have an introduction to help “set the scene.”
Welcome to “OddFutures.wordpress.com.” Why OddFutures?
1) I have been looking at life for the last year or so, and realized that my life – while relatively pleasing, is seriously….. Average. It gives me a decent amount of pleasure as I get up, kiss the kids and wife good-by, go to work, come home, kiss the kids and wife hello, eat dinner, watch tv/play on the computer and go to bed.
Add into that equation: Cub-master for the local cub scout pack (which my wife and I currently run – she is also the troop leader for the Girl Scout Brownie troop), Karate Dad (and participant) and Dance dad (though to be fair – my wife almost always handles the “bring the daughter to dance” part).
Take all of these things into consideration – and I have a fairly non-odd present. So why “Odd Futures?” Well, last year I began to look at ways to change things around.
- I applied to the United States Naval Officer Candidate School, but was to old to be selected.
- I have an application up in front of the July 2010 board for direct commissioning to the United States Naval Reserve Supply Officer Corps.
I also felt that “Odd Futures” was very fitting – as we live in a truly amazing age. Despite the fact that our politicians are to busy pointing at each other’s faults to accomplish as much as they could – there are those truly trying to accomplish something they believe in. They are looking for something to truly better this country – and they exist in both parties, and outside of them. I see the potential for some great things to look at there – in regards to our future as a country and a world.
There are also incredible things happening in the scientific communities, with technology (have you really stopped and thought about what an IPhone or an Android Phone can do today? It does more than the Star Trek communicators!), and in so many other fascinating aspects of life.
“Normal” isn’t what it used to be.. The world is quite odd.. and its future looks that way as well..