My last relationship ended 10-23-11. I told myself that day I was gonna go a year without dating. That time line is now over three years and counting and I really kind of like it. I used to be very co-dependant. I couldn’t even keep up with who I was with or who would be next. I didn’t really “know me” and, quite frankly, I was wasting the time of a lot of really kind and intelligent women. I needed to find out about me. What makes me tick? What are my faults? How can I improve?
I’m an only child. Left the house at 18 and got into radio full-time at 21. I have lived in Wichita, Grand Rapids, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Cleveland and now West Palm Beach. I say what’s on my mind and not necessarily what people wanna hear. I have a 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath house but have not slept in my bed in over three years. I sleep on the couch and the TV has to be on 24 hours a day. The only other rooms I use are the kitchen and my office that has three computers. I have five televisions in the house. I am a news and sports junkie. The only alcohol I drink anymore is beer and that only happens twice a week at the most. I have a Harley Road King Classic that I have invested 42K on. I don’t own a suit. I think my mother is the greatest woman I have ever met–although she does know how to drive me nuts. As I figure out what to do with the rest of my life I exist in my boxers and my boxers alone.
My psychiatrist tells me I am “the most honest patient he has ever met.” He has been in practice for 28 years. I’m pretty sure that’s a compliment. I’m a Libertarian but I don’t like to argue about politics. Inform yourself about the issues and THEN go and vote. I have zero tolerance for stupid voters…actually you can expand that to “stupid people.” I’m not sure about what religion is “right” but I know there is a Supreme Being. I don’t mind saying “I really don’t like Pat Robertson.” I don’t have any children and am amazed and impressed by those that do and do it well. We all make mistakes but it’s truly the way we ever learn.
So back to why I don’t date…..it has forced me to take a look at myself. I have learned and changed so much in the past three years I only wish I did it sooner….like maybe when I was ten but I was too involved in climbing trees and playing baseball.
Freedom of speech. Many soldiers have lost their lives defending that right yet we have become a nation that is afraid to voice their opinion for the fear of offending others. An opinion is just that…no matter how absurd it may be it really can’t be wrong to the person who voices it. What also disturbs me is that people no longer seem to respect the opinion of others and that’s probably the number one reason no one seems to communicate any more.
I’ll throw a few things at ya right now so I’m not a hypocrite. I don’t think we went to the moon. Our President is a socialist. Gay marriage is fine with me and I don’t think it’s a chosen lifestyle at all. I strongly believe in the second amendment. I think the police are corrupt and don’t trust them one bit. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are racists. Pat Robertson is nuts. I think marijuana and prostitution should be legalized. It’s sad that Trayvon Martin lost his life but I agree with the jury. I’m a man and I don’t think I have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body…hence I believe in the woman’s right to choose. I think Affirmative Action is ridiculous….try applying that to the NBA. If you get attacked by a shark I won’t feel sorry for ya—YOU chose to go into the water. Democracy works for us but we have no right insisting other countries change their government….it’s no wonder we are hated around the world.
Those are just some of the things I believe in at this moment. I’m not gonna hide from my opinion because I want to hear yours. Civil communication and mutual respect need to return to our society. If you don’t agree with that….I guess you’ll defriend me on facebook :).
Danny Czekalinski does a live internet radio show every Thursday at 10AM EST on mysoureradio.com. Past shows are archived on the Dannyland link.
A lot of people follow Pat Robertson. That concerns me because Pat Robertson is an idiot. Pat Robertson just said the recent earthquakes in Oklahoma are a sign that we are near the end of time. I’m not kidding. Click HERE. I say we call this guy’s bluff. If we are near the end of time then I say I shut off his goof ball TV show and stop following his ministry. Take that $500 a month that you “donate” to buy tweed sport coats and bracelets that correct Pat’s magnetic field and spend it on your FAMILY.
Look, I believe in a Supreme Being. I don’t know what He or She stands for and what they have planned for our future but I can be assured of one thing: Whoever it is…is not talking to Pat Robertson. Did we forget that back in the 70’s this guy was saying the world was going to end in November of 1982? We all know now that the good Lord wanted us to enjoy Poison and other hair bands thus we dodged that potentially fatal moment in time. Pat Robertson is a used car salesman selling the bible. God LOVES you but ya gotta FEAR God. I don’t know about you but I don’t FEAR anyone I LOVE.
I’m always leery of the person in the room that makes the most noise. I believe that person is trying to draw attention away from the fact that they are the least comfortable. Pat Robertson is so quick to supply all the answers and that makes me think he should be questioned more than anyone.