by admin on January 20, 2011

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. My name is Rob, and I’ll be your host for the remainder of the flight. I am a writer, actor and comedian and for fun I volunteer as Director of Film Maker Relations for the Charleston International Film Festival. Check out the tab (above) for some of my writing projects and screenplays..

Fanning the Fire

by admin on March 19, 2014

As anyone who has been camping knows, a fire burns brighter when you give it more oxygen. Most people do that by fanning the fire or blowing on it. It’s simple rules of physics. You need three things to start a fire or to keep one going, fuel, spark and oxygen. Take away one of those and there’s no fire.

photo from howstuffworks.comThe same hold true with celebrity of any sort. A person does something. They do it over and over again. If it doesn’t catch people’s attention they’ll try another tactic. Whoever heard of Fred Phelps and the westboro baptist church before they began protesting at military funerals? They probably tried other tactics to bring attention to their campaign of hate, but nothing drew the attention like a military funeral.

Same thing goes with the Duck Dynasty folks. Who cared about them when they were clean shaven and being their true yuppy selves? Or Jenny McCartney? She had a moment in the sun as a nude centerfold and then faded away until she started telling people that vaccinations were bad. Bullshit.

But the thing is that any attention you give to these and other clowns only fans their flames and makes them shine more.

I have friends who are blogging about the reality show filming here in Charleston. But it just brings more attention to the show. If you think something is bad, ignore it. If we all ignore it, we are removing the oxygen from the fire and it will go out.

I won’t click on stories about any of this stuff. I won’t read the gossip; I just don’t care. Your protests and clicks are building the very tower these idiots get to shout from.

I don’t mean to preach, but I guess I am. There is a lot of negativity in the world. Where attention goes, things grow. It’s true.

This also jumps into the political arena. Most people want the same things. 90 percent of what a republican wants a democrat wants. Substitute liberal and conservative. Substitute communist and capitalist, socialist, atheist, religionist, whatever. We all want to feel safe and have the resources to live a happy life. and not have people telling us what to do and what to believe. Idiots on both ends of the spectrum focus on the differences that separate us and smile as we take sides.

Don’t fan the fires and look for bridges to facilitate communication rather than walls to separate us.

I’ll get down off my soapbox now.



Ten Year Anniversary

February 2, 2014

Seems like only yesterday we were freezing our asses off in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where Phil had not seen his shadow and the world had seen a glimpse of Janet Jackson’s right nipple. (that’s the nicer of the two.) Amazingly enough the nip only made an appearance for 9/16th of a second but the slow motion [...]

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New Year and Saving Money.

December 28, 2013

The new year is coming up and although I don’t do new years resolutions I ran across this money saving plan. The plan seems pretty do-able. How to save money on a weekly basis. Let me know what you think. Image from http://savingabuck.com

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Lot 23 – Progress Report

November 17, 2013

Notes from the desk of Dr. Rem: Lot 22 has shown a lot of promise. I truly believed that the radioactive isotopes combined with the latest chemical concoction would do the trick. It was very close. There were signs of brain activity in the reticular activation system that migrated through the cerebellum and into the [...]

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Staying on Track

October 29, 2013

The only way I can manage to stay on track is to announce goals every month. I’ve talked a bit about this – my “New Month’s Resolution” plan. Part of that plan has been releasing a new book on Amazon every thirty days. I’m not sure how long I can keep this up, but if [...]

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Job at Carpenter…

October 15, 2013

So this is kind of funny. I got an invitation to connect on LinkedIn from an old colleague at Carpenter Technology. He has moved on and is in real estate and I’m always happy to connect with old friends and colleagues. You never know when a connection might enhance your life in some way, or [...]

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Pursuing Passion

September 25, 2013

September has been a fantastic month for me. Normally I do my “New Month’s Resolution”(R) to plan out my goals for the month, but I was so busy getting things done that I didn’t make a resolution.   A quick recount. Three books completed and up for sale through Amazon’s KDP (Kindle) program. Blaze Motors [...]

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Running on empty

September 22, 2013

I’ve written a few posts lately on events from my past and here is another one. I’m driving through Texas, again, probably heading to Phoenix after doing my time in the Army, but to be honest, I don’t know. Like I said I am driving, and I’m in my Suzuki Samurai. I really liked that [...]

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Jungfrau, the Adventure Begins

September 20, 2013

My first time skiing in the Swiss Alps was quite an experience. If you’ve ever been to the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, you will know that the scenery, and occasionally the cold, will take your breath away. The mountain I skied on was called the Jungfrau (virgin) and is called the roof of the [...]

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The Pole Dancing Doll

September 18, 2013

well, as a proud father of two lovely young ladies, I certainly wish this toy would have been around when they  were younger. (unfortunately they are 22 and 26, so no dolls in their current lives) Who wouldn’t want this under the tree this Solstice? I have to admit, I really wasn’t sure if this [...]

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