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HarsH ReaLiTy was born on January 3rd, 2013. The website was started primarily as a personal blog, but it has since evolved into a community that appreciates the expression of opinion. I decided to open the doors to guest authors that wish to serve temporarily on the writing staff here. To see more information on this please visit the following pages Guest Author Introduction and Guidelines and Guest Author Forum.
A new “Welcome Packet” and application have been created for this program. You may email me directly if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
The views and opinions of the contributing authors are their own and are not necessarily shared by me… or by the world for that matter. Different views are shared here nonetheless, as it should be, and that is what HarsH ReaLiTy is all about. I welcome anyone that has an interest in joining the community of writers here. Please take the time to read the information in the provided links.
Opinionated Man’s Bio
I was born in Pusan, South Korea (Busan if you are Korean) and was left on a street when I was 3 years old. I was adopted and lived my early childhood in Jackson, Mississippi which was… interesting. I moved to Memphis, TN around the first grade I believe and although similar in some ways, Memphis was very different in others. My adopted parents are white, my mom is a writer and my father is a doctor, and I have an adopted sister (SK as well) and a white adopted brother. I am the middle child.
I grew up playing competitive soccer, golf, and gymnastics. I hate baseball, so I guess I will never be “American.” Something about small hard objects being thrown at my face does not appeal to me. I was never tall enough when I was young and did not get picked often to play basketball. They would say “we will takkkkkkeeee… Cindy!” “DAMMIT!” Growing up with all white friends and black school mates was a bummer because I was generally in the lower 25% in height and weight. A fact that was readily apparent in physical altercations, but I will say that I gave as good as I got. I grew up white, which really just is the simple truth. I didn’t even eat Asian food, and yes I say Asian here because I wasn’t Korean at the time.
I attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and quickly went from a good student to a below average student. Mainly because for some reason to do well in school you have to attend class, a concept that passed me by… I did not do well in college mostly because of anger at my birth mom, who I discovered in 2000. I still have not met her or talked to her and she has kept me from ever meeting my older sister Ahn Jung He (35 years old maybe? Pusan, South Korea, if you know her tell her my name is Ahn Soo Jin and I have been searching for her for 14 years), whom I didn’t know existed till 2000 as well. It took me 12 years to move past that. I still like soju though… so at least I have a comforting companion. Please see http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/11/07/ahn-soo-jin-pusan-south-korea/ for more information.
I enjoy writing, poetry, history, animal shows, ESPN, a few regular shows, and I also LOVE Anthony Bourdain. If I could meet him I would, he has inspired me in many ways. I would also love to meet Robert Jordan, W.E.B. Griffin, and Raymond E. Feist, my three favorite authors. Unfortunately I will have to wait a bit to meet Jordan, RIP we will always miss you Robert. Your light still shines.
Currently I work in information technology under the yoke of Corporate Rule… but maybe one day I will be able to be a real writer. Right now I do not consider myself a writer at all, in fact I would say I am an amateur pretending to be a writer. I will accept the title of blogger though, that I suppose I have earned. I enjoy scotch, 12 years or even older if I can afford it. Famous Grouse is my favorite brand because it is cheap, but if I could drink Macallen every day I would. Unfortunately my crohn’s keeps me from drinking too much of that, probably a good thing.
What else, this is beginning to sound pretty frivolous, I like debate and I admire conviction and passion in anyone. I dislike people that throw facts around without basis, or that try to validate themselves by throwing up hypotheticals, that to me is the most annoying thing ever. I currently live in Colorado with my wife and two daughters. It snows here. I hate snow. Anyways, that is pretty much me.
Opinionated Man is the pen name of someone that doesn’t care to hear the criticism for his thoughts and opinions.
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