Hopeful Walk Around Glen Meadow Park

Glen Meadow Park

I was at the park this evening with my two older boys and I took a walk around. There was a group practicing soccer. There was another group playing basketball. There was a third playing softball and yet and fourth practicing cricket. These groups were made up of young and old people. Black and white people. Males and females. The were all there… and it got me to thinking. This is the America I’m proud … Continue reading

Swimming With Piranhas By Howard Brody

Swimming With Piranhas - Howard Brody

This review has been a long time coming. Partially because it took me forever and a day to finish the book. Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling was written by former president of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Howard Brody. In it, he gives a first hand account of how he managed to navigate the political backroom dealings that plague the world of professional wrestling. He goes into (with great… sometimes too great) … Continue reading

Election Date – Exercise Your Right To Vote

Election 2014

Ran across this via email forward the other day and wanted to add it here to the blog. Hope everyone got out today and exercised their right to vote! While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is … Continue reading

Today We Should Absolutely Be Ashamed Of Our Government

America Closed

I posted this on Facebook earlier today.  406 isn’t a political blog and I never intend it to be.  Politics sucks.  But I wanted to re-post this here.  I’m hoping against hope, that I can look back in the not too distant future and see just how far we’ve come from the day I wrote this: I don’t care what side of the political aisle you sit on… Today we should absolutely be ashamed of … Continue reading

The Morning After – Observations On Election 2012

The Election 2012

406 is typically an apolitical site.  And even though this post is touching on the topic of politics, it’s not going to be a “political” post (at least that’s not my intent).  This isn’t about who won, who lost, who I voted for or who I didn’t.  This is just some observations I have the morning after President Obama got reelected as this great nation’s leader. Nearly 2 billion dollars were spent on the presidential … Continue reading

Thank God It’s The 3rd

American Flag

As everyone knows, November 2nd is Election Day.  406 is and always will be an apolitical blog so don’t worry… I’m not able to celebrate or complain about yesterdays results.  What I am going to say is that I’m SO damn glad that I don’t have to hear about it any more. Yes, I did my civic duty and voted yesterday. No, I didn’t vote for every single issue/race on the ballot.  Why?  Cause I … Continue reading

This Is Just Stupid: Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign

Fat Free Talk Week

Time magazine (and its associated website) is typically a pretty decent read.  I’m not a big political guy, so I tend to skip that stuff, but when I actually read a story it’s normally pretty OK.  Until today.  Ran across this little gem when reviewing my “Top 10 Stories Of The Week” that I get from Time. Fat Talk Free Week: Body-Image Campaign Goes to College I won’t bore you with the details, but essentially … Continue reading

Please Provide The Context

Context Please

I’m looking for someone out there on the Intrawebs to help me out.  406 is typically apolitical blog and I intend on keeping it that way.  I’m actually just looking for some help.  Could someone please give me the context to this picture: Here’s how it was presented to me (via email).  Apparently I’m looking at our Commander in Chief purposefully NOT saluting the American flag during recent Fort Hood memorial services.  I can only … Continue reading

Obama Wins The Nobel Peace Prize… Um… OKaaay

Obama Wins The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

First off… let me assure you that this is not a politically charged rant.  406 is essentially a politics free zone and I intend on keeping it that way.  Whether I’m left, right, black or white is pretty irrelevant.  When it comes to your politics you’ve got your opinion and I’ve got mine.  Nothing I say will change that. That said… President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize this morning.  All politics aside, … Continue reading

Politics, Religion & Action – Brad Thor’s ‘The Last Patriot’

The Last Patriot

I read fiction because I’m looking for an escape from real life.  For me there are a couple of types of fiction.  Some you know is nothing more than a fantasy (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc.)  The second type blurs the boundaries of reality and has you thinking “this could really happen”.  The Last Patriot fits firmly into the second category.  Thor does an amazing job blending his fiction with real life… so … Continue reading