I’m J.J. Probasco and I’m a…yes, I admit it…a Word Wrassler. Sometimes those pesky rascals win…sometimes I win. We’re pretty even. It brings balance to the universe.
I’ve been a grocery schlepper, farm worker, social worker, gas station attendant, electronics technician, truck driver, security specialist of many flavors, manager of things, and even leader of people from time to time. I was a college dropout and a draft dodger…well, actually, I dodged being drafted into the Army by enlisting in the Air Force. I retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after 30 years. I’m proud of my service and I’m proud of my country, even though I’m critical of it from time to time. I think everybody should be, from time to time.
Most people in the military are pretty sure a Chief’s main purpose is to sit around, drink coffee, and tell stories. So I’ve had good training for opining in blogs & suchlike, I guess. For years I’ve been a songwriter and all-around BS Spreader, and now I’m a novelist in search of fame and fortune. Well…I’ll settle for beer money if I have to. So far, I’ve self-published my first book and it’s getting good reviews even though I’m not quite within spittin’ distance of the NYT best-seller list. On the other hand, what do they know?? But if it makes some friends and family bust a few buttons, that’s pretty cool.
Hopefully I’ll manage to spew out some stories, posts, commentaries, and potentially some wisdom if I run across any, and somebody will appreciate it, and I will then self-actualize. In between those times when I’m striving mightily to make some of that appear, I will continue my duties as estate manager (my own), ponder the wonders of the universe, and scribble madly.
I think our primary mission is to leave the world a better place than we found it. Let’s go see what we can do about that, and maybe everything else will fall into place.
— You can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition. — Rudyard Kipling
— Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. — Groucho Marx
— Never give up! Never surrender! — Peter Quincy Taggert