About This Site
I sit in a lot of meetings, some on the telephone, some in person, some inside my own head. Did I mention that there are a lot of them? A. Lot. Of. Meetings…
Anyway, part of my strategy in dealing with the mental torture of listening to a group of people babble about the obvious, divert the discussion, or make pointless observations is to inject some humor into the event. So I am often told things like, “Dude, you should have your own show.” Other times I hear: “Where did that come from?” Or, occasionally, “Eeew!”
I’ve always wanted to write and I wondered if I had the dedication to churn out about 500 words every day. I still don’t know if I’ll ever write anything longer than a blog post, but I’m still thinking on the matter. Maybe I’ll just collect the good stuff from here and publish a pamphlet…
This blog also turned out to be great therapy for me. I began after my first tour in Afghanistan when I found my head full of thoughts and ideas, many of which I felt compelled by but had no outlet. Many of those thoughts were angry, or irritated. Turned out I had mild PTSD – probably still do – but this forum gave my anger and frustration a voice… and an outlet.
So I researched blogs and this site (WordPress – no shameless plugging intended) seemed to offer a streamlined method with the hope of a strong anti-spamblog tool. True to their word, as advertised, it was so easy even a caveman like me could successfully blog. And so here I am, inflicting myself on you. Shoulda picked the blue pill, huh?
Note: if you put ‘branrants’ into The Google, you get some other results. Perhaps I ought to have done that before I picked the name, but the WordPress process kept rejecting all my best ideas – they were already taken. At this point I hope the folks who share similar names for their sites don’t get pissed about this, because there was no intent to infringe on anyone or anything.