What on earth does that site name mean? “Goofy Foot” is an old surfer expression that refers to riding with your right foot forward. It has been adopted by skateboarding, snowboarding and other sideways sports. I thought the title was a nice play on words to the fact that chances are, I will say something to irritate people eventually.
At some point, it will be important for people to know who I am and what I believe. It may also be useful to own the URL of my name. So I created this blog with the intent of randomly publishing thoughts that are more significant than Facebook status updates or Tweets. I mean, how can you truly express an idea when you are limited by characters?
Some of this stuff will be about me and my past. Some will be about the pride I feel for being a dad, husband, and the great family I have. Those of you who know me realize that it wouldn’t be about me if I didn’t write about political themes, public life, business theory, the state of the world around me or healthy living.
My dream, TheMissionZone, has failed but there is still a lot of content there. Someday, this will be a new way of entertainment and learning.
I try to be fair and objective. I focus on fact and intellectual argument with the intent of framing topics to inspire thought, discussion and debate. If you resort to fact-devoid opinion, fake news or stupid internet memes to make a point, I have no use for you. That is weak, narrow minded, and reflects your myopic naivety. Only the stupid will re-share content without researching context. Go troll someplace else.
I’m sure I am violating rules by jumping all over the place, but this is my voice and who I am. I hope you enjoy, please comment and give me feedback!