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AN OCTOBER 7, 2019 UPDATE:
After 17-years of anonymity under an alias of Professor Taboo, I can FINALLY disregard any probability of having my Visitation rights suspended or taken away from me and/or my Child-support unreasonably raised by connections of me to this blog. This past March my youngest, my son turned 18-years of age. The Texas Attorney General’s Office legally notified me in mid-May to “Please stop sending us your monthly child-support payments. We are trying to permanently close your case/cause #.“ How many divorced Dad’s get THAT sort of notice from the Texas OAG?
With this official notification the only way my WordPress blog-content and topics could be used against me to deny visitation with my kids or further exacerbate my monthly obligations/struggles caused by this office, Texas Family Law, Texas Labor Laws, and by my kid’s mother is to sue me, take me back to court. A very expensive, exhausting process with no guarantees. I cannot tell you all how ELATED I am this day has finally arrived! Seventeen years.
Now I have nothing to hide about who I really am and proud to be. There are no facades here. There were no facades whatsoever before 1993-94 and certainly not after 1996-97 and what horrors to place in Stanford, Kentucky (Vovô). Ever since the fall of 1990 I have kept my promise to myself and everyone dearest to me, of being unflinchingly forthright, hardcore raw, open, and honest. I’ve never wavered from it. However, such a level of brutal honesty sometimes hurts others, bothers them, makes them uncomfortable, but their feelings are temporary. The truth, no matter how painful it might be, will always be 100-times better in the long-run than maintaining a long hypocritical facade. This lesson and principle can only be learned by years, decades of experience dealing with many, many people and a multitude of personalities, am I right?
There is one paradox and possible exception to this above principle: when it involves your very own children at young, immature ages. Little children don’t need to hear horrible detailed facts about people, even more so when it concerns their own parents, until they become more fully mature in their late 20’s or in their 30’s or not at all. Children of divorced parents should NOT be involved in matters they had nothing to do with. It isn’t their baggage. But this is me. Lots of people would rather take the easiest road, the path of least resistance, the road of make-believe, facades, and un-accountability rather than deal with reality and true human nature. I was held hostage once before leveraged with innocent children. I will never be held hostage like that ever again.
Nevertheless, this year all of me in the raw is now within my legal rights as an American citizen—barring any number of insane Texas state laws or provisions. Hah! If anyone understands the centuries old fight for “state’s rights,” you know what I am referring to. For most of America’s young existence, we are more like 50 independent nations than we are one nation.
Therefore, to all of my friends here on the blog-o-sphere, I am thrilled to tell you you can now call me by my real name Dwain if you like. Or Professor Taboo, PT, or Prof., they all still work. Whatever pleases you. 🙂
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A son, father, former professional teacher (Special Ed), Psych/A&D assessor and therapist, Bohemian, freethinking humanist, unconventional friend, former pro athlete, and fond of all things inspiring. This web blog is a Heart-n-Mind café where friends and other like-minded or somewhat like-minded people visit, take part in discussions (or not) on topics typically avoided or oversimplified, or understated.
The prude is in fact the libertine,
without the courage to face their naked soul. — A.S. Neill
I also have a side few recognize or know about: a darkside in a Dark Art. I do not push it in anyone’s face. I only share my Private blog and posts for those who are interested and request them as I have and would also do in person regarding this private adult side.
Some of what is researched, discussed, and written here will be used for my thesis and Master’s Degree.
FAIR WARNING: You are not going to be able to breeze through my blog and magically or psychically absorb everything; I do not or cannot write or blog in such a fleeting way. If you have only 1-2 minutes to browse, then it would behoove you to move on. Not seeking to make this web blog a marketing cash-cow, win an award for the most visitors, or make anyone smarter and wiser…well, maybe a little the last one…at least for myself *wink & grin*. Hoping hearts, minds, and souls are pleasantly engaged and always expanding while here.
A fastidious person in the throes of conformity is a rich source of suspense. With each throw of the dice or raising of the veil, their beauty I find, arises ironically with our colorful decadence.
— From the Professor’s Theater of Life
Footnote — for those investigative viewers, specifically “faith-followers,” below are my seven combined years of degreed educational institutions, past under-grad and graduate studies, respectively. Yes, as unconventional as it may seem 😛 :
For my current Curriculum Vitae click here. (currently under construction)
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