Why You Should Read This Blog

March 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm 1 comment

ChieFrom Chie: Ego is a powerful thing. It’s what makes people run for political office and it’s what makes writers write books (or bloggers blogs). Their stated motivation may be “public service” or “creative inspiration” but deep down it’s all about the “I”. My “I” is better/different/smarter than your “I” and, as such, my abilities and thoughts should be shared with the world.

I fully admit that one of the reasons I’m writing this blog is to satisfy my own ego. I believe others will enjoy what I have to say and how I say it. But this is also part therapy and part social service. Consider how Opine ‘N Wine came into existence.

Did you ever have one of those nights when the wine poured out of the bottle as fast the words poured out of your mouth and you were able to solve all the world’s problems – if only people would listen!!!! That happened to DeeTee and me on several occasions. We talked about how different life would be if we ruled the world. We called them our Queen meetings. Convinced we were on the verge of something brilliant and that we could change the world if enough people read us, Opine ‘N Wine was born.

An egomaniac I might be, but there is also some truth to the above. If enough people agree with what I write and act on that, then maybe change can happen. Consider this site a grass roots push to a kinder, gentler society. A MoveOn.org type of thing – but not just for political change – for an actual shift in social behavior. Some of what I may write will seem like bitch, bitch, bitch, but that is only me venting my frustration on a world turned stupid. (If something in the news provokes me, writing a response to whatever the issue is let’s me feel as if I have some control. Blogging as therapy.) Overall, I hope my writings will be articulate social commentary (no manifestos, please) and so thought provoking that once you read it you will be converted to my cause and want to send me a check – “Chie For Queen”, a for-profit institution. (That may be a bit ambitious. Perhaps I should just shoot for spelling correckly.) Anyway, all subjects will be fair game. This being an election year, politics will probably dominate. However, I’m eclectic when it comes to my soapboxes. Percolating for future blogs are thoughts on Happiness, Racism, Chaos Theory, Religion, and the Environment. (Nothing to controversial.) If you have an issue, I encourage you to share it with us. I may disagree with everything you say and call you an ignorant fool, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.



Entry filed under: Opinion.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. DeeTee  |  March 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Chie — I agree with you one hundred percent — what a surprise! How fortunate that two people who are “always right” found one another and actually agree most of the time… 😉

    And it’s just fine for readers to opine along with us, even if they don’t always agree (although that seems SO hard to imagine). Offer us something interesting to think about and we will certainly consider it!


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