August 2013Well, howdy there.  As I explained in a post, I’m JustJohn. I kind of have this allergic (nearly PTSD) aversion to labels of any kind.  Explained that in other post also.  I’ll answer to some version of who I really am, but nothing more.  So, who am I? I am Dad, Padre, Pops, Buddy, Soldier, Sir (reluctantly),  Captain, Friend.  You may also address me as your personal Master Of The Obvious, if you wish.I suppose, in a nutshell, that is my calling.  To observe and point my crooked finger at The Obvious, which is also the perfect place to hide anything – right under your nose.  So, let’s start with the quantitative inventory of who I am:

  • Edit: TAKEN.  The Sordid Story
  • Children are part of the package:  1 son, 3 daughters, and 1 soninlaw (married to a daughter).
  • Imposingly tall and built like a brick shit-house:  5’8″, 140 lbs of solid & scarey intimidating muscle.
  • Older than a child and not quite retired yet.
  • Reside in the heart of Texas, smack dab in the middle of the buckle of the Texas Bible Belt Buckle.
  • Somehow, I eek out a living that is slightly better than payday-to-payday, but not by much.

“Qualitatively,” says I… I have a few hotbuttons that are rooted very deeply into the core of who I am.  All of these have a foundation of love, honor, cherish all people regardless of origin or life situations.  I am embarrassingly extreme in my love of God, and have absolute trust in his (sorry, this is the English language) nature as just another word for Love.  Or, Existence.  Or, Life.  We simply don’t have a word, an animal utterance to express what he is.  The best attempt was his introduction as “I am that I am” to that Abraham guy several thousand years ago.

  • All people are equal children of God.  Period.
  • Religion is poison.
  • Dogma is division.
  • Government is not church.

I’ve lived by this rule for all of my adult life:  “Have as much fun as possible, while not interfering with anyone else doing the same.  Death is non-negotiable and unpleasant by all reports.  Make life WORTH the death.”

You should see consistency in all I have said, and all I say, with this idea and the above statements.  Even when I’m snarky or being an asshole. 🙂

Live, love and see yourself as your Creator made and loves you.


15 Responses to JustJohn

  1. pekinney says:

    you seem like some one similar to me . … someone i woudl want to be friends with!

  2. Anonymous says:

    how can i communicate with you better?

  3. Elaine says:

    Nice to meet you John! Loved reading about you, and I have seen your comments on another blog as well. Thank you for following my new blog! 🙂

  4. Elaine says:

    Hello there my friend! I hope that all has been well with you.

    I would like to let you know that I have nominated you for the Loyal Reader Award. I really appreciate the fact that you visit my page I would like to honor YOU with this award.
    Please visit my page to see the award requirements and other information…along with the name of your blog page! Check it out on “Elaine’s Random Thoughts”.

    Congratulations on your award nomination. I look forward to many more of your stories and articles on the future!

  5. I have been here before, but now that I have read more of your post and feel as if I know you from The Neighborhood, I decided to read again. So glad I did.

    • JustJohn says:

      thanks, sir kendall. 🙂 actually am from several real neighborhoods. the one of my very young days was called “como” in ft worth. it is where some of my happiest play and most comforting quiet times were. mimi was essentially my grandma and still kind of miss her though she died when i was less than 10. first funeral ever for me.

      • When it comes to geography, you can’t just drop on name on me, for I have to find out. Ironic that Lake Como began as a resort. I just watched a video (dated 2011) where a lone resident was trying to revitalize the neighborhood. Hope it works out. >> That being said, book and cover my friend. After my second walk through your ‘online’ community, I realized your style of writing keeps readers honest. Because spot reading your posts, offers a completely different person/viewpoint (I know, I know you are one in the same, but you get my point) then if one reads each word till the end. See why I say that writing is a performance art? Its a pleasure to get to know you, JustJohn Hope the weekend treats you and your family well.

  6. gpcox says:

    It’s a pleasure to meet you (snarky or otherwise) and look forward to sharing future posts.

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