Who is CPE?: Why I write

Really, does anybody need my opinion?  No, I would say not.  Being the only man in a house full of females has pushed my opinion into it’s proper tiny perspective.

That said, I like reviewing stuff.  I find it cathartic to categorize, and I feel a kinship to the writings of Roger Ebert.  Ebert has a way of looking at films that is at once consistent and amazingly off-kilter.  His writing style is sublime stream of consciousness and still has an order about it.

This is not a replication of his style.  I don’t think I could ever do that.  Instead, this is a way for me to pay tribute to the man by indicating his profession, often overlooked and degraded, is worthwhile.

What is someone trying to accomplish when they make a movie, an album, a book?  Is it an artistic expression, assembly line product or a lucky combination of art, relevance and watch-ability?  Why can something of questionable value become a classic, when something of noble intentions become a steaming pile?

My wife often gets annoyed when I mention how a song works well in a particular scene or not.  Why should this matter, she thinks?  It matters as a manner of respect for the work or an artificial commercial tag on to sell records.  Immediately I realize I am thinking way too much about this, for a typical schlub tax payer.  Or am I?  It’s my money, and more importantly (these days raising a family) my time.  Wanting it to be spent on a worthwhile gesture is important to me.  Is my way the only way?  No, but I think as a domesticated human American male, I am closer to the average viewer than I was before.  When I thought my opinion mattered.  Which it doesn’t.

Don’t let this stop you from reading.  Don’t let it stop you from commenting when you think my opinion stinks.  I love talking about this stuff, and I am wrong way more now than I was before I got married.

Thanks for reading,



12 thoughts on “Who is CPE?: Why I write

  1. Hi!
    I had no idea you were interested in in reviewing and commenting on subjects. I for one found your opinions very interesting! Keep up the great work. Are you still at the old place? I look forward to reading more from you!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sharon. I have a passion for writing and my wife got tired of being the only outlet for my opinions.

      I have been with the new place since 2005. I really enjoy it here and the benefits here were great until Obamacare was passed.

      Take care, and I really look forward to interacting with you, both on FB and here. Let me know when I am on the ball or off the mark.

  2. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook
    group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Many thanks

    1. Hi Doug,

      I most definitely have seen the movie. I thought it was great to see the old gang again and I look forward to writing a review of it as soon as I can. I have been wavering as to whether or not to wait until I caught up episode wise, but I think sooner is better.

      Thank you so much for reading!

    1. Dear Concerned,
      For your post I must thank you. I was unaware of this problem and will do my best to correct it as soon as possible or as soon as I grow hair. You remind me of someone I used to work with. He was well respected among those who didn’t realize how much he messed up. Once they did realize this, he never got past level one in his dept. He now works at a call center helping people connect their cable. His name was the Big Lawn Dawg. Can I call you Lawn Dawg?


  3. My wife is a huge cow, much like myself. Have you thought about changing your diet at all? It didn’t work for me.

    1. Dear BLD. You really should look into eating Hard Boiled Eggs and Yogurt. It does wonders for your complexion.

      Good talk,

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