All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


The New Job

I just finished "training" yesterday. I'm not sure I was really "trained" to do anything. I was shown how to do a couple of simple tasks. I can do them. That is apparently that.

The way the new job works is I work 13 hrs a day with a 1hr 15min commute each way. Back when I lived in the big city, a drive of that size meant I was going about 20 miles. I would typically see about 14 MC Donald's, 3 dozen liqueur stores, about 10,000 other drivers, a few porn shops and that was the nice neighborhoods. Wyoming by comparison doesn't have 14 MC Donald's in the entire state. That is a dramatic plus in my book. I do have a couple of good sized ranches I pass, a bunch of horses, cows, deer and antelope. There are about 2,300 buffalo that roam just north of my employer and they sometimes make it near enough the road to see. All in all, I'd rather work at a dead end contractor job in a coalmine than live anyplace else. Perhaps one day, meaningful work and living here will both be part of my life. Until that time, I may not live well, but I am living free.

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