What has become increasing clear about many celebrities, whom we would continue to look up to if they just kept silent, is that many of them, relative to their political/social views, are actually borderline insane, with little sense of objective reality.
Sadly, because of their celebrity status, they voice opinions nevertheless that have a real impact on many people in the general population who give these celebrities credence because of this celebrity status — a misplaced trust, in my opinion.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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