Once again, thank you for taking the time to not only find my blog but read it (and special thanks to those of you who left comments). I’d like to take this opportunity to share some more of my beliefs. I believe that the guy who invented speed bumps – especially the one you hit so hard that it knocks the fillings out of your mouth – needs to be slapped. Then hugged because some kids haven’t figured out that they’re not supposed to run between cars or play in the street. I believe that Muhammad Ali was the greatest, despite losing his best years in the ring to the US government because he had nothing against those Viet Cong. I believe that writers write. It’s all about the words and telling a story. But that doesn’t mean that procrastination and distractions aren’t vital parts of the writing process, or key components of creativity. And I believe that the internet has created a world of opportunities for writers to find their audience through e-publishing, literary zines, and blogs, even if some of the literary traditionalists don’t agree. I believe that while Shemp was an underrated and unappreciated Stooge; not a single Marx Brothers movie hinged on the comedic talents or acting abilities of Zeppo. I believe that The Wire was one of the best shows on TV, following closely by Homicide. I believe that grown-up men should never use emoticons unless they want to look like teen-aged girls. And I believe that everyone, no matter who they are, cranks up the volume and sings along with Aretha when R.E.S.P.E.C.T. comes on the car radio. That’s all for now. I hope you come back for more.