I recently finished archiving a number of journal posts from my old LiveJournal account here on Musings For A Darkened Room. Before I began seriously blogging I updated friends and family using the free services of LiveJournal. At the time my blogging efforts were nothing more than journaling my daily life. I would typically post about the ins and outs of my daily routine and only on the slight occasion did I post anything outside of that. HOWEVER, I came across a few of those occasional posts which I wanted to share with some of my newer readers. Most of them still hold some social value, or I just really enjoyed writing.
Understand obviously that many of these posts were written 3-4 years ago and my writing skills were not nearly at the level they are now, though I’m not saying they are exactly up to par just yet. Hopefully these entries will pique your interest and bring back some life into these old forgotten posts. Enjoy!
Write It Just Like That, But Not Really – A post about school censorship and how we are striking down creativity and self exploration at a critical time in adolescent lives. How can teens discover who they are if they aren’t allowed to be themselves? Especially in this case where a student is told to write an assignment in a certain style and then gets severely punished for doing just that.
For My Fellow Pagan Bloggers – Have You Found Jesus? – A funny story that I shared from a Yahoo! Group that I belonged to at the time. It tells of a woman who had been preached to by multiple people about religion in a single day and how she calmly, but comically responded to the last person.
God’s Politics – My response to a change made to the Kevin & Bean morning show which airs weekday mornings on Los Angeles based radio station 106.7 KROQ. The changes which stemmed from a strongly right wing political environment were in my opinion unwarranted and ultimately show how the Christian values of politics and society have struck fear into corporations and the media.
The Story of Father Time – A funny anecdote about an experience I had with an elderly gentleman in a Carl’s Jr. restaurant who was convinced that only his Timex had the correct time.
Christianity, Striking Fear Into the Naive and Gullible For Centuries… – I repost a ridiculous list of warning signs that a church by the name of St. Mary’s Catholic Church provided parents with as an aid in determining if their teen was turning goth. Sadly a large portion of the things listed are pretty normal behavior for a teenager. A couple of my favorites are, “Insists on spending time with friends while unaccompanied by an adult.” and “Watches cable television or any other corrupted media sources.”
Wedding Invitations & Save the Date Cards – The last and only truly personal post in the group. This post showed scans of both the Save the Date Card and Wedding Invitations that Misty and I hand made for our wedding using scrapbooking materials. It was perhaps the most tedious task of my life, but it made our wedding related mailers one of a kind.
I have added a significant number of older posts dating all the way back to August of 2003. Most of them again are just personal journals that I kept, many of which were related to my early days of dating Misty up until the point in which we were married. I doubt there is anything of real interest outside of what I provided above unless you want to get a glimpse into my life a few years back.
I moved nearly everything that was hosted on LiveJournal over, however the account still exists and there are still a number of posts with either surveys and tests or just posts that I felt were too general and irrelevant to bring over to Musings. If you’re interested you can still read the rest at A Day In the Dark