cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
According to Webster's open dictionary, this word means "of sight, to look through, see clearly". I marvel at the many differing perspectives represented in just this simple Blog when all the comments are factored in to the mix.
We have developed a small community of commenters and we have the occasional random commenter that was compelled to share his or her thoughts on this forum. Each of us was formed by our many interactions through the course of our lives. I wonder if there are not as many different perspectives as there are people? We develop perspective and that perspective can change as we open ourselves to other thoughts, have additional experiences, mingle with new friends and the resulting exposure to their thoughts and perspectives. Our personal perspectives can be altered by illness, accident, education, love, hate, age markers crossed, and so on. Virtually everything to which we are exposed has the potential for causing some change in us whether or not perceived.
Most of the expressions are thoughtful; some are a little edgy; some are demeaning. Most commenters remain anonymous as is their right. I don't recall any really vicious comments and I hope that never happens within our little community. That might attract more readers but it is a terrible tool if used for that purpose from my perspective.
I have grown from this experience and I hope that some of the readers may have had a similar experience.
Simple thoughts on a rainy Sunday morning.