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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Random Catching Up

No one REALLY likes change, but it is a necessary part of life. It often hits us by surprise, but there are also those moments when you know that something is coming down the pike, but you're just not sure what it is.  Those are the times when change fundamentally rearranges our world view and forces us, like a puppy with its nose swatted with a newspaper, to see things differently and prepare us for the inevitable.

We saw it with the resurgence of terrorist organizations and times are so bizarre that in Oklahoma, a woman was beheaded by an Islamic extremist. In Oklahoma. The terrorist attended a mosque just south of the 39th Expressway, barely east of Portland and how that place hasn't been retaliated against is beyond me.  Times are definitely changing. 

Divorce and Marriage

I've been working on a book, a biography of sorts for about two years now and in it, I talk about Oklahoma's obsession with "saving marriage."   My take on it is different than most - particularly the legislative Pharisees who think they know what is best for all of us. They believe that it should be more difficult to get a divorce.  I think it should be easier to divorce, but more difficult to get married.  

People divorce because things go to shit in a marriage and usually, the causal factor is a lack of knowledge of who the spouse REALLY is at heart - and that doesn't usually present itself right away. 

I propose a waiting period for marriage licenses and a fast track for divorce.  The blood sucking divorce lawyers will hate it but most of them are possessed little fucking trolls anyway.  

Expect more thoughts from your friendly Gorilla in the near future.  There's a lot to be said and not many saying it. 

Butch "Gorilla" Black