A diatribe by definition is an angry speech or piece of writing that strongly criticizes someone or something. In the television shows I watch, men like George Costanza’s father on Seinfeld and Mike Baxter/Outdoor Man in Last Man Standing have been my mentors in diatribe training.
Whether it was George’s dad with the airing of grievances during the Festivus holiday episode or Mike ranting about the latest thing going on in his world, voicing our opinions is something we are all capable of doing, and if we were really honest, we do more often than we probably would want to admit. I know I make my opinions known probably more often than people like.
I’m an opinionated man who has no fear about telling you what I think. You may or may not agree with me, but I can promise you that at the end of the day you will not wonder what I think. Join me as I discuss with you whatever happens to hit my brain at the time, I can assure you it will be interesting.
While these opinions of mine are just that; mine, please don’t hold what I say against my bride or kids. My wife Cheryl did choose to marry me, but she rolls her eyes at the things I say frequently and does her best to keep me in check. She’s the one who brings a calming factor to my life, and also tells me when I need to tone it down a bit. My kids are great, but they didn’t get the opportunity to choose to be my kids, and probably wonder often why I can get so worked up.
I think of my writing as therapy, something you may end up thinking I need a lot of as you read along. Plus I’m curious what you think about my thoughts and what yours are as well, so be sure and comment to let me know. Okay, let’s buckle up baby; it could be a bumpy ride.