Comments: The beautiful essence of Bones

Bones is a wonderful young man.

Posted by vwbug at October 25, 2013 04:45 AM

Your son is blessed. All the things I read about your son always point out that he is truly gifted. He will go far in life.

I know that sometimes my comments don't always come across well. But I deal with a lot of people in my life that would be considered "different" by mainstream conservative types...so I am a little overly protective of my "tribe."

But, your post here expresses just how wonderful people can be...if we just take the time to understand what we can't always understand. In a perfect world, I wish everyone could be mindful like this.

Posted by DogsDontPurr at October 25, 2013 04:57 AM

I'm at a loss, DDP. What made you think I'm mainstream conservative? I am neither mainstream nor conservative. I don't blog politics for a reason.

Posted by Bou at October 25, 2013 06:20 AM

Bou~ I am always sticking my foot in my mouth! And as I said, some of my comments don't seem to translate well.

When I said "mainstream conservative" I wasn't necessarily pointing at you, I was sort of making a generality. And I wasn't really referring to politics either.

But! It cracks me up that you don't think of yourself as being conservative or mainstream. Your persona on your blog comes off as that totally. And I do not mean that as a dig. Some people are conservative and some people are not. Some people live life on the edge, and some people take a more conservative approach.

You and I are the same age, but we couldn't be more different in our approach to life. (You should read my "100 Things" blog post.) But that's why I like reading your blog. It opens me up to a lifestyle that I would never live and to people I would not normally hang with...and I like seeing things through different peoples glasses. I think it gives me a more full view on life.

I don't mean any of my comments to be a dig or negative. Sometimes humor, emotion, and sarcasm are hard to express in a written comment.

Posted by DogsDontPurr at October 25, 2013 08:06 PM

You are truly blessed. There is no greater blessing than to have a child whose greatest enjoyment is in helping others less fortunate or popular than they are.

Posted by diamond dave at October 25, 2013 08:25 PM

Beautiful post...beautiful people. Especially your Bones.

Posted by Mrs. Who at October 25, 2013 09:49 PM

Well... I view being conservative (not politically speaking) as someone who doesn't like change. I don't have a problem with change.

There are some traditions, I do think have a good place and that I need. But... I have no problems making new ones.

I don't view myself as mainstream since I pretty much shun all that is pop culture or is a fad. I don't know who the famous people are, I am always a bit late in what people are wearing, and I don't buy things because anyone else has them. Does that make sense?

I don't have purple hair, but that's not my personality. I'm not a huge extrovert. I don't love standing out for any reason... except for my brain. I never have issue with being able to contribute intellectually to a conversation and won't shy away from that.

I like people in general to leave me alone, so I do dress more conservatively than most these days. I prefer to fly under the radar... I get more done that way.

As far as politics... I'm an Independent. Which I have been saying lately, gives me the opportunity to hate everyone. ;-) In general, it's more of an equal opportunity disgust.

I don't judge people by their race, religion or sexual preferences as long as everyone is a consenting adult. I don't care what people wear, but I do have opinions on things like, "Don't complain about people staring at your kid when you put your 8 year old in short shorts and you put her name across her butt."

I have many opinions... I think it is healthy to have opinions, but overall, I am probably one of the least judgmental people anyone will meet. I'm pretty accepting of people.

I hope I am passing that on to my children.

Posted by Bou at October 25, 2013 10:38 PM