Personal Blogging

The “Perfect Person” - How to Perfect Your Life


You never really have understood the word until you think about how you are the exact opposite.


Everyone wants to be perfect.  Is it their own insecurities?  Are they worried no one likes them, or do they want everyone to like them? 

Face it, you’ve wished it before.  The perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect body, and perfect personality.  I’ve done it, too.  It’s hard not to.  The real question is, how desperate are you?

Just want to be a kind person, or do you want the perfect body?  Would you go through the thought, work, and money? 

What if I told you there was a way to perfect yourself?  And it’s totally painless. Would you do it?Come on, I know you’re hooked now.

So I guess you are insecure, and you want to be perfect.  Here’s to you for wanting to change! But enough about you.  Let me tell you how to perfect your life . . .

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What’s in a name? A lot, to a new blogger.

When I finally decided I was interested in blogging, my first big decision [after choosing TypePad as my blogging service] was to come-up with a catchy blog name.  Having come late to the party so-to-speak, I quickly realized that just about every name I could imagine was already being used (including every variation of my relatively common birth name). 

Probably like a lot of other new bloggers, I initially thought about having a name which incorporated the words, “rantings of . . .,” “ramblings of . . .,” or “musings of . . .”  But, after some Googling, I quickly realized that all the potential “rantings,” “ramblings,” and “musings” were already being exploited - along with just about everything else I could think-of as being creative or unique to me. 

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First Post - Purpose of this Blog

After a criminal investigative career during which I served in four distinct Federal governmental agencies (along with a brief stint in a State attorney general’s office), I retired to a life of trying to be a good father while also dabbling in some freelance writing. 

However, once an investigator, always an investigator, and the desire to address perceived wrongs and injustices doesn’t disappear in retirement.  So, here I am, stating my observations and opinions in the event anyone is interested.  (And, even if no one is interested, at least I'll feel better about having "spoken my mind.")

I consider everything fair game for comment, although being from Chicago, I have a particular interest in political corruption and traditional organized crime. 

Having lived an investigator's life, I will do my best to remain objective and to try recognize and suppress in myself, those human biases I often detect in all forms of media - although my inherent sarcastic nature may get the best of me at times.

Thus, it is my goal to put the education and experience of an investigative career in government to some productive use in retirement.  Hopefully, it may somehow benefit someone.

And, of course, what good is a blog if a person can’t throw-in some other unrelated, miscellaneous subjects of personal interest?  (And I will.)