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Dome Pondering Celebrates 200

DP200 On February 25, 2010, Dome Pondering has reached it’s 200th post here on the Blog Spot. Another 100 stories, ideas, thoughts, reflections, reviews, and questions have gone and passed (not including the minor ponderings). In the past, The DP has grown incredibly, with more average hits, overall hits, and daily hits in the last 100 posts than in the nine year history that yours truly has been attempting to make sense of this life…and yes, I'm sure it still looks on in repose.

Top Five Favorite Posts Over The Last 100

1. Dome Pondering Year in Review 2009 – 12/31/09

2. One Year Longer. One Year Stronger – 5/25/09

3. Why Did Derrion Albert Have To Die (Part II) – 10/09/09

4. The California Chronicles 11/8/09 – 11/8/09

5. Fraud-Bags: Four Types of People Exposed 2/11/10

Recent Favorites

Turning 39 - One Last Go-Around in My 30s

I turn 39 today, and everything I read in regards to such a "milestone" is that it's dealing with the anxiety of turning 40. The big 4-0!  Yet, I sit here punching the keys completely unaware of fears, trepidations, and emotions towards the future. Instead, I find myself immersed in the present - in exactly that, 39. I also find myself slightly looking back on the road to get here - my final year in my 30s.  I look back on my thoughts on turning 30 ( Praying on a Cool Thirty ) and, ironically, I very much vibe and can feel the essence of where I was at the time. At the time, turning thirty meant a whoooooooooooole sort of different expectations and responsibilities. I am in that same place - a center of gratitude for the journey. My 30s have been a ride.  For me, I became a father, and I lost my father. I lost one of my best friends, yet, I gained another in my son - and then a second one just recently. I finished coursework on my second Masters degree, and I also watch

Quick Ponder: Health, Happiness, and Tina Turner

Moving into  this phase of  health, my family's happiness,  and that Tina Turner "Proud Mary" transition-dancing kind of joy.

Trump Conviction: Hard to Describe This Time in History

You just have to shake your head at the reality of the situation.  A former President of the United States was just convicted - on several counts - of a crime.  It's the kind of thing, even in a post-Trump Presidency, where even strange things seem normalized, going too far is desensitized, and you ultimately laugh hysterically at the uber strangeness to suppress the sadness, that even this - THIS! - is still attention-grabbing.  It's no secret if you follow this site - I'm no Trump supporter. I understand why voters elected him in 2016 and struggle to understand why so many stay with him through it all for a 2024 campaign.  We've reach a new level where American voters will outright neglect crimes, and vote to elect a convicted felon as President of the United States. It's quite hard to describe this time in history.  Yet, here we are.  Several other quick thoughts:  I still wonder whether Trump wins or loses, how does the Republican party move on after Trump? I do