About the General

Generalissimo or Generalissimus is a military rank of the highest degree, superior to a Field Marshal or Grand Admiral.”  (from Wikipedia)  I, being General Lordisimo, kick even Generalissimo ass, so what I say goes, without question.

It is about high time I updated this “about” page.  What is this blog?  Probably a bunch of ramblings and various writings.   Since its launch in the fall of 2006 it has gone through a lot of changes, from the random posts of a soon to be college graduate, to the irritable angst and ramble of a new member of the workforce, to the current blog of random contemplations and perspectives on life and the finer things.

As a bit about myself.  I was born and raised in Vermont, the state where I counted my residency for 23 years.  Since 2007 I’ve lived in South Carolina and worked for a pubic library system.  I am an enthusiast of good food (much of which I cook myself), delicious beverages (of which I brew my own beer), and the arts and literature.  For hobbies I garden, forage for mushrooms, brew beer, write,and draw.  I was married in October 2011 and have a lovely life with my wife and step-daughter.

I tend to write here when I find something out there in the world (or on the Internet) that fills my head with too many thoughts to hold.  I suppose most of the content here, is whatever spills out from an overflowing mind.  I don’t harbor any illusions of grand genius or particularly skillful written words (I am also pretty bad at spelling and grammar and horrible at self-editing, so forgive me any mistakes).

If you are really curious about where it all started check out my First Post which really doesn’t have a whole lot to do with anything.

Some Quotes: People say a lot of good stuff, I’ve listed some of my favorite things people have said here.

Pretty much everything that Jack Handey has said . . . EVER!

“Enjoy every sandwich.” ~ Warren Zevon

“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

“Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

“We get into terrible trouble if we believe sloppily, if we let emotions — and our own view of the way we want the world to be — shape the way we think the world is.”                       ~ Rebecca Goldstien

“One always dies too soon–or too late. And yet one’s whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are–your life, and nothing else.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

“Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.” ~ Samuel Beckett

“My heart is a calm potato by day, and a weeping
Abandoned woman by night. Friend, tell me what to do,
Since I am a man in love with the setting stars.” ~ Robert Bly

“This is the way the world ends / not with a bang but with a whimper” ~ T. S. Eliot

“In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.” ~ John Irving

“Freedoms just another word for nothing left to loose.” ~ Kris Kristofferson

“I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to points. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.'” ~ Harry Nilsson

“I have no social skills, which makes life a challenge, but it also leaves me with plenty of time alone, which enables me to write this column, which pays for my Metamucil.”             ~ Garrison Keillor

“It’s people! Soylent Green is people!” ~Soylent Green


10 Responses to “About the General”

  1. You are quite interesting. I always take a look around the blogs of people who leave comments on mine, so this is to say hello. I will leave comments of a few of the blogs I’ve read so far and more than likely put you on my blogroll.

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  4. you live in SC? I went to library school there. And then I escaped. Did you happen to be anywhere near Bob Williams’ statistics class?

  5. Just started a blog about Clemson happenings. Would like to talk to you about the Clemson Student Farm going under …. read it on the other blog. Email me at jenniferhdaniel@yahoo.com.


  6. Hmmm….another witty Vermonter who ended up working in libraries….maybe it’s something about growing up in Vermont, haha. 😉

  7. i would like to use your super flying shark as the cover art for my demo cd
    is it ok?

  8. Curse you whoever you are! My search for ” spring mushroom hunting in NY” brought me here and then I got excited by your mushroom hunt pictures only to realize you’re in a whole differnt zone! I know lots of our NY fall mushrooms but i’m trying to see what might be up besides possibly morels when I head to the woods later today. Looking at your site I think you and I would get on famously.I’m a brewmeister myself but I’m mainly working with trying to make tasty wine and ciders

  9. Hi, nice to meet you !

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