Monday, May 14, 2007

GenXY defined

GenXY has two meanings. First, it refers to Generation X and the rising Generation Y. In other words, people roughly in their 20's and 30's.

The other meaning of GenXY has to do with gender. XY refers to male chromosomes. Most of what I have to say is intended for everyone, but there are topics I wish to aim at twenty- and thirty-something men. Men of this age, in my opinion, have been marginalized, ridiculed, and even demonized by the powers that be until their sense of collective identity has dissolved. I would like to address this from time to time.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


It is time.

For a long time now I've listened--or read, as the case may be. Despite wanting to have a place to share my voice, I have hesitated. I think it is for the same reason I don't play golf. About the time I started to develop an interest in golf, it became popular. Everyone was playing golf, and that was reason enough for me not to.

Similarly, about the time I had intentions of putting my thoughts into the virtual world, everyone was blogging. So I waited. Surely, I thought, there is too much to sift through for anyone to ever find what I have to say. But I am aware that there are a great number of people with too much time on their hands, so it is possible that someone, somewhere will take the time to read my humble words.

I do feel I have something important to contribute to public discourse. I don't intend to be one of those, "Dude, last weekend I saw Spiderman" stream-of-consciousness bloggers. Life is too short to waste reading about trivial lives.

Instead, I would like to share thoughts and ask questions that have often taken years to form. There is a Chinese proverb that goes "May you be cursed to live in interesting times." We are so cursed. I might as well write about it.

It is time.