“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”

Robert Frost

Welcome to the idiosyncratic website of an eccentric teller of tales, seeker of knowledge, man of adventure and occasional reprobate. Find links to books, stories, photos, preternatural musings, and an assortment of indefinable stuff!

Views and Attitudes

No Worries

The older I’ve gotten the less I worry about what people think about me or how they react to who I am. In general I’m a pretty likable guy, friendly and considerate. I am, however, not afraid to speak my mind or explain where I stand on issues.

Clarity

In updating this site I decided to make my views exceptionally clear, I do not wish to create more enemies but neither can I sit quietly in this pathetic society and watch it all go to hell. There are some people I consider enemies because they view me as one. There are a few others whom I detest. This world would be better without them.

About Me…

My life story explaining my rejection of religion and adopting of reality, aka atheism, is given in the “about me” link above. I am an atheist, a realist, and I personally oppose religion of all kinds. That does not mean I think the US should be a “godless” nation because in a pluralist, democratic society people are and should be free to serve and worship whomever or whatever they wish.

Objections

I am, however, opposed to interjecting religion of any type into our government. Not everyone in this country believes in some kind of god and many of us oppose the religious expressions blatantly used by local, state, and the federal government. “In god we trust” does not always apply. Trust in your god if you wish but do not unfairly label all persons in this country as “god trusting and god fearing.”

Old Man

My days of active protesting and participating in the political arena in any way are behind me. In the past I was the brave and determined soldier plunging forward for the causes I stood for. Today I’m just an opinionated old man who doesn’t give two damns for what people think of me. My warrior days are over.

Objectives

The primary objective of this website is to share and promote my writing. I’ve added a couple other things just for for fun. The secondary objective of this website is to find, meet, and befriend folk who feel as I do. We are few and far between, especially in this din of insanity called East Texas. We should at least bump up against a table and share drinks or coffee and take the opportunity to share our stories.

Comments

Whatever your views, don’t be shy. Write and tell me–or tell me off. I do not care. Nothing you say will offend me. I’ve heard it all. Let it all hang out, send me a note and tell me what you think, about my site, about my writing, or about my point of view. Use the “Contact Me” link under my picture. Thanks!

Hi. Thanks for stopping by. This website is the latest iteration of several I have posted through the years to promote my books and other work. I often wonder if it’s a fruitless effort.

I have been re-evaluating everything in my life and decided to make this website a lower priority. I may not be here very often. I am debating removing it entirely. It is costly to maintain this site in both time and money.

If you’ve enjoyed or appreciated anything here please let me know through the form above. I have many ideas and stories both on this site, waiting to be edited, and in my head. I am delighted to continue this work if I have readers. There’s not much use to continue if the only one I entertain is myself. So please let me know what you think. OK? Thanks!

My Photo Archive

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Atheist Views

There are as many ideas of what atheism actually is as there are people on the planet. Religious people have many different ideas, all

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Man Bait

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.“ Iris murdoch NOTE: […]

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All Website News

Today, November 22, I added the narrative at the top and changed some of the things around.

10/26/22

Time is fun when you’re having flies. So says the frog, whatzisname. I’ve been trying to be more productive over-all things and thus have not updated this site much lately. I did finish my new bio. I let it all hang out, metaphorically speaking. Check it out. Link is above and in the menu.

I did some work in my shop and chopped a nice chunk of thumb off on the table saw. Fifty years and first time to do something that stupid. Getting old and wobbly. Maybe I should find some new hobbies.

Anyway, I am going to try and get some new memes up if the nurse don’t get here first.

Thanks for stopping by!

10/05/22

Uploaded some more memes to Atheism, Funnies and Coffee.

09/30/22

Added a little block about my view of the world, aka, atheism. There’s a link to a blog where I explain myself further. As I said above, it is not my intent to offend, but inform. The problem is not anything more than a lack of understanding and insight. In order to see reality you must have both of them.

As me questions if you wish. Send complaints. Tell me off or tell me you like what I write. Whatever makes you happy!

09/24/22

Sorry. I figured out this morning some pages were screwed up. I changed the colors and images and forgot to check them all. See there? I need a pro who will do this shit for me without charging a fortune. Sigh.

Otherwise, I am still cranking out vids and images for stocism and atheism. I’ll try to get them all added here asap.

09/19/22

Stoic page up and running. There are some very useful links to other sites providing info on stoicism. I’m working on a number of meme images.

Otherwise I’ve been trying to make the site look a bit better. Hopefully I can do that.

I discovered the site was not working this morning. The problem was my backup plugin had put so much stuff on the server that it went over the limit. All those backups were deleted and I backed up the site the old fashioned way, by ftp’ing the whole thing to my hard drive.

09/13/22

Working on a new page about Stoics and Stoicism. You’ll have to check it out. I have been a stoic for as long as I can remember. Since I was a kid I admired Spock, of Star Trek, for his logic and separation from the harms and tragedy of emotion. Only later did I discover his philosophy is nothing Gene Roddenberry invented but an ancient philosophy which has influenced culture in many ways. Check out the page, it’s growing day by day!

Otherwise I’ve been trying to get the website to load faster. I just can’t bring myself to sacrifice the important elements so it’s a struggle. If anyone has great wisdom of WordPress and etc., advice is appreciated!

09/12/22

I’ve been arguing with this page for a couple of days. Eventually I won. The page was not loading properly. I figured out it was a bad plugin. If you fool with these things be careful what you plug in. I went round and round before I figured out that just deleting a couple of plugins fixed it up. Arg. Now I’m back to work on my videos. Have a lovely day!

09/07/22

I’ve been working very hard on this website, trying to make it better, make it look better, and offer more. There’s still lots of things that need to be done but it’s much better now than it was, I think. I added links to my social media, postings from Facebook and Instagram, and some like buttons under a cute little flip box

If you visit and like what you find please send me a note. There’s a form on the top menu for you to send me a message. Soon there’ll be an easier one to complete. Just come back and see!

I have been busy making videos and posting things on social media. Check some of those things out, too.

08/22/22

LOOK! Brand new site just for my books. Buy the ebooks directly from there! TexasAuthor.us

Otherwise, not much else. Putting a link to the new site on this main site. Still trying to figure out how to speed this page up. That’s about it.

08/16/22

I have been working on updating my website to improve its looks and speed up loading. I hope it looks better. Some things are links now instead of on the page. I dressed it all up.

08/03/22

Damn, almost a month since I’ve been here! OK, I’ve been busy. Really I have. Besides all the slaving housework (haha!) I have been working on some new projects that I will be linking to and promoting soon. It’s going to be all about stuff to sell, or rather, stuff for you to buy. More on that later.

I have also been busy making some vids and getting on new platforms, like Tik Tok. I have six fids there so far, and more cooking up in my brain. Variations of those are on my Facebook and Instagram. My name on Tik Tok is @tedgreswham1. Go take a look if you’re a Tok’er. On this site I have posted a new blog and plan to upload more memes to the meme library. I’m going to try a couple other things too, if I can get them working.

As far as myself goes, I’m great. Loosing weight, staying healthy, moving forward. Look around! Order my books! Thanks!

07/06/22

I broke away from the evil demon ‘procrastination.’ Today I wrote another blog and added more images to the meme collections at the bottom of the page. Lovely!

Update on me: I have not had the other tests the cardiologist wanted. Maybe soon, I’ll have to call and schedule. Not going to be cut on again, though, I already have two scars that start at my throat and go all the way to my groin in a nice jagged line. arg!

Otherwise I’m just keeping to my diet even though I seem to be stuck. My weight is hanging in the upper 250’s. I guess it’ll come on down soon. I eat so many pickles (very low calories) that I’m going to turn green! Ha.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day and enjoy my site.

06/22/22

A bit of time has passed since I last wrote. I’ve been a bit busy and a bit sick. A week and a half ago The Virus (Covid) caught up with me in spite of the shot I had last year. I had odd symptoms, headache, dizzy and weak. That’s it. Now I am all better and the test I took today was negative. Onward and forward!

The stress test mentioned in the previous update turned out to show something is wrong, according to the doctor. I’ll be going in for a heart cath soon. We’ll see how that goes.

Today I uploaded some more funnies and such memes. If I have time I will change the page a little but not sure if I’ll get there. I am washing clothes so my wife and I can get ready for our anniversary tomorrow.

We had planned to take four days in San Antonio but we both got Covid, as did her very aged and fragile mother, so we felt the trip to San Antonio would be too much. Not sure what we’ll do now, my wife is still “deciding.” I will try to keep you in formed.

Have a terrific day and enjoy my site!

06/09/22

Today after a little diversion to the Drs. Ofc for a chemical stress test (no results back yet) I came home and put some more advertising on my website. I tweaked the sight a bit. I did put those little headers/footers saying “advertisement” or some such because I think that’s kind of lame. I think anyone with a lick off sense will recognize them for what they are. The ones without sense will not get anything.

Tomorrow I go back to working on a Texas video I started yesterday. You gonna like it!

Have a nice day.

06/08/22

Yesterday I created a promo video for the main website! Nice, huh? This morning I tweaked the new blog “Man Bait.” More to come!

06/06/22

I managed to wrestle WordPress and won. Knock on wood! The website looks nice. I put a new background on it, some ads for Amazon, and uploaded a bunch more coffee memes and piss-people-off memes. I also added a little vid encouraging you to sign up on my email list. I promise no span never selling names, all information confidential. I’ll send out a notice ever week or so as an update and also when I upload more writing or pictures.

06/05/22

It’s been a real bitch! Wrangling with WordPress is like trying to pick up an angry cat. But I dun it! Front page looks great, if I do say so myself. Added a new blog about catfish. Not the kind you eat. It has taken me too long to finish it today so soon I will upload some more memes in Coffee and Funnies. Read, order my books, and have fun!

05-31-22

Began another rewrite of this website. Previous version went to crap. The story of my life. I wish I was independently wealthy so I could hire someone to do this stuff and I could go off and write!

Changes to this site include putting the Books and Photo Archive on separate pages. Changed the background and added some transparency here and there. Put the scrolling funnies & Insults and Coffee! at the bottom of the page.

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