In a nutshell (bag?)

Me, in a nutshell…

I’m a dad in his late 30’s, married with a young, happy son, a slightly smaller but just as jovial daughter, a cat and too much stuff in his basement. We live on an island off the coast of Maine and are a bit odd in some ways, but then again… aren’t we all?

After running my own business for ten years, I finally decided to sell the shop and become a full time stay at home dad. A decision I have never regretted one bit. The hours are brutal but the job satisfaction is huge! Politically, I skew Libertarian. My own views are that if what you’re doing doesn’t hurt anyone, then it’s fine in my book. I’m a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. I like to shoot high powered rifles but will take the time to set a ladybug I find in my house free. I like the idea of socialized medicine but distrust government intensely. I totally support the rule of law yet love the Founding Fathers or our country for being the treasonous bunch of law breakers they were. I’m full of contradictions and rather like it like that. Basically, I figure that as long as I’m ticking off everyone, I’m right where I should be.

What will you find here? Good stuff, mostly. That is to say, I like to write about the good things in life. The daily grind can wear anyone down and I think there are plenty of blogs who take care of the complaining and “issues” we face all the time. My goal is to keep things fun, interesting or at the very least, thoughtful. I hope you enjoy the ramblings. I’m having a great time jotting them down.

I refer to my son here as Short Stack, my daughter as Lulu Belle and my wife as Action Girl. They are the center of everything to me. Action Girl and I have been together for over twenty years now and still seem to have a lot to talk about every day.

I am also an…

Airplane pilot,
Mountain biker,
Hiker,
Scuba Diver,
World traveler,
Computer geek,
Gun Collector,
Painter,
Illustrator,
Sculptor,
Writer,
Skier,
Story Teller,
Builder,
Ponderer,
Good guy to call in a pinch,

and Husband, Father, Son and Grandson.

I’ve been writing here for almost two years now, so it’s a pretty good vein to tap. Pick up and read where you will. I hope you’ll enjoy.

Turkish Prawn

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6 Responses

  1. Dear Mr. Prawn,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I would definitely wait until the exchange rate turned more favorable before another foray in Paris but considering our latest unemployment figures and European banks upping their interest rates, I would not hold my breath.
    Buenos Aires would be a lovely alternative and the dollar is still stronger than the Argentinian Peso. Well today it is anyway.
    I love your family nicknames and your Action Girl seems to be a girl according to my own heart. I think your son got the short end of the stick with his “Short Stack” surname and I would hope you would change that before the therapy bills start stacking up 😉
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’ve hardly found any time to work since the onset of my blogging life…
    I also command you on political tick off philosophy. I would politically blog my socks off if I weren’t living in Texas and my site was not linked to my professional site.
    Oh one last thing, I LOVE the Cheese Man!

  2. your writing is fantastically entertaining. i especially loved your post about finding favor with your stoic, tree-cutting neighbor. (i have long wanted to post a comment about how much i enjoy your blog.)

    cheers!

  3. Well hey! Thanks!
    I’ve been really enjoying the chance to do some writing. I’m just glad that other folks have found it enjoyable as well.

    Thanks for the encouragement and the kind words. I’ll do my best to keep you all entertained as I try to hone my skills.

    Best wishes,
    -TP

  4. Followed a link from damyantiwrites and discovered you here. I’m enjoying your stories and ruminations. Lots of common ground. Now to pick up the kids. I’ll be back.

    Hey! Thanks! Damyanti wrote the first comment on my blog and was also my first blog link, so I’m always happy to see folks coming from over her way. Glad you like what you’re reading. I’ll look and see what’s your on your little corner of the internet as well.
    -TP

  5. Hi, nice to meet you !

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