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Stump Parrish

Joined 8 years ago from Don't have a clue, I'm lost.

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I have always enjoyed writing and feel quite honored to be a staff writer for the Associated Idiot's Press.

I might as well get this out of the way and let you know that I'm a hard headed Yankee who was raised south of the Mason-Dummy line. I enjoy a good debate when all participants retain a sense of decency and respect and absolutely adore it when they turn ugly. I am more than willing to match you, sarcasm for sarcasm if you prefer.

UPDATE...(I attempted to spend some time in the forums here on HUb Pages and found it to be a less than stellar experience. I accept partial responsibility for the outcome. I will confine my posts to hubs from now on and all are welcome to join me there ,provided of course, you can agree to disagree.)

I have spent most of my life traveling and exploring this country and knowing my way around a kitchen has allowed me to work in some really interesting places in America. Pittsburgh, Daytona Beach, Key Largo, Shreveport, Louisiana, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, just to remember a few.

I am a practicing and outspoken atheist and this has lead to more than a couple of disgreements here in the bible belt. Yes folks, I am the atheist your pastor warned you about.

I am also proud to be another straight for gay rights. You know the rights I'm talking about, basic human rights. I'm also proud to say that I "Give A Damn" Do you? http://www.wegiveadamn.org/

I am a regular contributor to my local opinion column (The Stroller) and letters to the editor. You can follow along with the hilarity in my local paper at http://www.goupstate.com/section/columnists03

This is also a good resource for anyone looking to find out what southern people are actually thinking and proudly sharing with the world. It still amazes me some of the things that come out of seemingly intelligent people's mouths and brains.

I dabble in poetry on occasion when the right mood, inspiration, or buzz strikes me. I am an avid collector and will pay top dollar for old volumes of poetry about the Man from Nantucket.

I consider myself environmentally responsible and I am trying to do my part to provide a liveable environment to our future generations. I don't own a car and at the age of 52, rely on bicycles and public transportation for mobility. I will admit that this does make it a little difficult to live a lifestyle on the move.

I was married once and managed to screw that up so well, I volunteered to be the poster child for divorce. Accepting this role has made it easier to live that life on the move I mentioned before.

I am keenly aware that making the statement about not marrying again will lead some woman, somewhere, to think to herself...I can fix him. The fact that I can cook, clean, do laundry and windows, combined with my belief that women should rule the world, is usually the incentive.

I am always looking for new places to experience but as I age I have begun to set some minimum requirements. A weather that allows me to ride a regular or electric bike year round. A good public transportation system and proximity to water of some sort. River, lake or ocean will suffice.

The last requirement I have is some place close by to get the hell away from you people for awhile. I like the human race in general but will admit that on occasion, you do get to be a bit much. Sometimes I simply need a vacation from you, and I know humanity deserves the occasional break from me.

I am, and will remain a work in motion until I'm no longer able. At this point I plan on becoming a cranky, smart assed old man who irritates the hell out of everyone, considering this ability to be his greatest gift to mankind. Some claim I have already accepted this role but I'll leave that for you to decide.

Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my happy little handbasket to hell. Be sure and hold on tightly folks, it's gonna be a fun-filled, nerve wracking, bumpy ride you don't want to miss.

Peace everyone, see you in the comments.

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