Thursday, April 26, 2007

Again I am saved...

The last time I was extremely depressed, I was saved by three things.

1. God
2. Friends and family
3. The Beatles

I don't know why number 3 is on the list...they're commies AND hippies...and yet their music takes me places where healing can occur.

Anyway, thanks to God, Laura, Jim, Dave, Rick, Kevin, Lennon, McCartney, Starr, and Harrison.

I owe you more than I can say.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I've got a surprise...

I've got a surprise for a friend of mine. He should be getting it in about a week and a half. It's a piece of art that I had commissioned for him and is displayed below...

Thoughts, ideas, or comments?


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Divorce Weight Loss Plan

I've lost thirty or forty pounds in about a month. The divorce weight loss plan is pretty effective.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I don't believe...

I don't believe in love anymore.

I believe in convenience, ease, untruth, and abandonment.

...but love doesn't exist.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Life, love, and marriage

My wife and I have been on rocky ground for quite some time. More particularly, things have been pretty rough for the past four years. I've tried and I've worked at it, but I cannot seem to make her happy.

She's done a number of questionable things during this time, and I'm finally worn out. As of now, I am sleeping in a separate room and cannot stand to be near her. It hurts too much to know that the person that should love me and cherish me can't even talk to me on the phone after a couple of weeks of not seeing each other.

So - my question is this:

What in the world is the purpose of marriage?

I've found it to be lonely, demanding, hurtful, depressing, and difficult. It's reinforced everything bad I've ever thought of myself and has brought out the very worst in me.

Life sucks.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A (Mostly) Open Letter to Lucy Dalglish

Recently the Roanoke Times published the names and home addresses of 135,000 people who have a license to keep and bear arms. Lucy Dalglish supports their 'right' to do so on the basis that people who are granted a 'privilege' in this country by a government body.

Following her logic, I should be able to publish her name, home address, and photograph, because she has a drivers license and driving is a privilege. Keeping and bearing arms is a it's only rational to assume that her privilege to drive should allow for the same thing...right?

Here is my letter to her regarding this issue. I have omitted her work address out of consideration for her safety.

Ms. Dalglish,

I recently saw your commentary on the publication of the names and home addresses of people who exercise their right to keep and bear arms by acquiring a license to keep and bear arms.

You said: “Who is licensed and who is given a privilege in this country by a government body is information that the public should be able to have.”

Following your logic, I should be allowed to publish your name and home address on a website. You almost certainly have a license to drive a car, and that is a privilege. We have the right to keep and bear arms just as much as we have a right to free speech and religion.

So – if I were to run a background check or title search (either are freely available on the internet) to find out your home address, would it be acceptable for me to publish it? As a media personality, I’m sure that you’ve upset some people in your time. I mean, your exercising free speech is as much of a privilege as the right to keep and bear arms…and if others can be exposed to threat for exercising their rights (what you call a privilege) then there should be a similar allowance for you as well, right?

I’d love to hear the logic behind your position. If you decide you’d like to reply, I can be reached at:

Thank you for your time,

Dennis Hughes