Appalachian Patria

Appalachian Intellectual. To me that means plain thinking. I am A Non Commissioned Officer in the Army Reserves. Let me say...My views expressed here are mine and not those of The U.S. Army, Army Reserve or my fellow brethren in The National Guard. This is entirely Sua Sponte. This is My Thinking. I'm single and in my mid 30's. Politicaly, I'm a Libertarian. (Again, Sua Sponte.I do not represent the Libertarian Party.)I love my native Appalachia, Rock n Roll and...I love God.

Location: Brevard, North Caroilina

I started blogging for two reasons. I was concerned about the changes to the area I live in, Southern Appalachia and I was about to go to the war. I was in Iraq in 06 and 07 and now Kuwait in 11 and 12. Blogging was a means of documenting my experiences and hoping it would help gain clarity. I don't feel that way about it any more. It's said people write blogs because they are frustrated, that's why people read them too. That makes us sound apocalyptic. Are we? Let it be said, what I say here is of my own thinking. This is entirely Sua Sponte and not an official representation of the U.S. Military or the U.S. Government as a whole.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I ain't done. I'm alive, well, kicking...Still in the land of sand...Still stuck like Chuck.

Let me give some quick credit...Scroll down to you see me complaining about it taking so long to get a log jam out of The French Broad. Last month they got it out. And here is your link to said happening. Sadly that date is corresponding with the passing of Levon Helm.

Blogger has changed a bit. Finally got it worked out. This thing was in jeopardy (your cue to start humming Greg Khen), something to do with legacy blog and my lack of attentativeness. Please forgive me, when the whole thing got started over a year ago, I was at Ft. Hunter Ligget CA, which is not known for great internet connectivity. Thankfully, I got a reminder in an e-mail, and have managed to get myself back in after my account wasn't recognized.

I still need to continue with my project of labeling, tagging my blog. Honestly, I've not had a great interest in this. And, I admit I've spent more time on FaceBook, and partly due to attractions. Blogger is a better way of relaying thoughts though. Other forms of Social Media are shallow. Blogger allows depth. And people put all kinds of trash on what ever form of Social Media they are using. You can tell how depressed people are by posting all of the cheer you up stuff, which, there ain't nothing wrong with that. heck, I've done it.

I miss home. I miss my dogs...Miss the things I didn't have. I tolerate that. I miss green grass and trees. Oh, but, I had a quick trip to Weisbadden Germany last month and got to see both! Oh, but this ain't as bad as Iraq was. You people that ain't ever been here, you just don't know.

Go ahead, build a Dog house on my grave.
The Appalachianist


Blogger sage said...

Hang in there, I know there are a lot of folks in the mountains there missing you. Facebook is okay for promoting, but I still prefer blogging even though I don't always have time or the interest.

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Blogger Hill Billy Rave said...

Sage, it's good to hear someone besides me say that.

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