About the Common Dude

First and foremost I am an American.  I am an unmarried, 38 year old, US Navy veteran, lover of dogs and really just your common, everyday dude.  I enjoy stimulating conversation on any number of topics.  I am not an expert in any one field.  I would consider myself an average writer at best.  I am pretty well traveled, often get lost in my own thoughts, introverted, introspective and observant.  I exercise and try to eat well with varying degrees of success.  This is not a political blog, although I am sure politics will come up from time to time.  The purpose of this blog is to write about things–all things–from the point of view of the common dude.  I will write about current events, travel, women, food, sports, pop culture and who knows what else.  Some topics will be heavy.  Some will be light.

I am qualified to write on the interests of the common dude because: 1. I am one and 2. After serving in the Navy for over a decade I have met, talked to and often consoled scores of common dudes.  You could say I am the “common dude whisperer”.

A few odds and ends about yours truly in no particular order:

  1. My eyes get watery every time I hear the Star Spangled Banner.  Always have.  Always will.
  2. I am a firm believer that words mean absolutely nothing.  Action is all that counts.
  3. I believe that true happiness is only possible when you can share yourself.
  4. Airport security is a complete cluster f— and a total waste of time.
  5. I don’t care who or what you want to marry.
  6. Regardless of who is president, the United States is the greatest country on the planet. In every way and it’s not even close.  Travel just a little and you will see that.
  7. I hate waste–food, water, electricity, potential, etc.
  8. The far right and the far left are equally bat sh– crazy.
  9. It is not hard to respect women.  Every single woman is someone’s daughter, mom, grandma, sister, wife.  When did we forget that?
  10. Dogs–they can cure a lot.

If you agree with all or most of the above–then congrats.  You are a common dude and in for a real treat.  Enjoy!

Ryan