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Being a business theatre producer has allowed Brian the opportunity to meet and work with some very fascinating people from a variety of backgrounds which, in turn, has helped shape his knowledge and his opinions. His blog will not always be political, it will be about a lifetime of subjects, and nothing is off limits. “Few people have original thoughts, we are shaped by the people we know and meet” he says.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Blogger no more!

It is time to end my blog with The Oakland Press. I appreciate the audience afforded me by The Oakland Press but lately I lack the passion for blogging three times a week.

The requirements to be a blogger featured in the Oakland Press is simply to write three blog pieces a week and no name calling. That is the only direction I have ever received from them. They do not edit any blogs, nor do they attempt to control any content. They give their blogger's free reign as long as you keep within these simple boundaries.

However, the time necessary to write a blog is somewhat demanding but when the blog is something for which you have little or no interest or for that matter any direct involvement or particular knowledge, it becomes even more time consuming for me because my heart is not in it. I am not a writer by trade, just a passionate citizen who cares about the direction our country is taking and most of the time have some opinions about it.

The left wants more control of the mainstream media and wants to turn this country into another socialist country by continually taking more from its citizens, not allowing them the opportunity to be responsible for themselves. They seem to want to coddle every citizen and make us dependent upon them for more and more. I have always been taught personal responsibility, never depend on anyone for anything except yourself and your family. Stand up for yourself and be responsible.

Then you get responses from people like "Anonymous" or "Frog" who exhibit a total lack of courage and are afraid to take a stand under their own name and it gets down right ridiculous to even respond and try to have an open and honest dialogue with them. Their opinions are downright hateful and show their true colors. They seem to have an axe to grind and some hidden distorted agenda so ending my blog should make their day.

At least when I state my opinion, I own it, admit it and stand by it with my name and if I am wrong, I will admit it and correct it and take responsibility, not hide behind some fictitiuos name.

I enjoy blogging but not three times a week. I may continue to blog but only when I have something to say for which I am passionate. Something that raises my blood pressure and is an issue of importance, at least in my opinion. Something that God has directed me to do and wants me to stand up and talk about it. Not just senseless blogging because it is part of an arrangement.

The problem with many bloggers is that some people take what they say as fact and not opinion. A blog is just an opinion, sure some facts are probably contained within the blog but for the most part it is strictly the opinion of the author.

I follow many blogs and find them interesting to learn about their opinions. I wish The Oakland Press well as they transition from a traditional newspaper to one of the leaders of electronic media in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

One thought, if Obama wants every citizen to prove they have healthcare, why not have to prove you are a citizen? We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.

Have a wonderful day because on Friday, I am pulling the plug!

Thank you Oakland Press, keep up the great work!


Anonymous thefrogblogg said...

My name is Spencer Hayes and I live in Farmington Hills, MI.


I've taken many stands and I stick by them, however, unlike yourself, I will continue to blog.

I wish you a slow and painful remainder of your life, for you are a truly terrible human being.

September 10, 2010 at 11:06 AM 
Blogger Brian J Perks said...

I will say a prayer for you. I will pray for your family as well.

Goodbye Spencer, if that is your real name.

September 10, 2010 at 6:50 PM 
Blogger Sandman said...

I will miss your blogs as sometimes they presented a different direction to my thoughts. I can understand the "burn out" having had to write some fishing newsletters in the past. I will look forward to your upcoming words. Thanx..

September 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM 
Anonymous WGS said...


This is a little late but Good Luck, and I get it. I'll miss your Blog but I understand why you don't want to do it. I wish you well in your future projects.

October 6, 2010 at 1:28 PM 

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