ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 6, 2014
Since a few have asked about what governs my writing and research, here are my six rules:
- Unless it’s for a professional publication, I freely speak my mind and share my stance. But I rarely, as with the upcoming post on the Copenhagen lion kills, take an advocacy position.
- I talk freely with individuals on either side of any issue. This is important because there truly are two sides to each issue.
- If something is shared with me in confidence, it remains confidential.
- If someone, and I don’t care who they are, asks for assistance, I will gladly guide them to publicly available information that either answers their question or guides them in the right direction.
- When writing for professional publications and their websites, I remain fully objective. However, I am aware that articles may be edited to reflect the publication’s stance on issues.
- This blog is written in a sarcastic and sardonic fashion to look at issues in different and unique ways. It’s my intent in many of the posts to piss someone off. I try to alternate which side I’m targeting if it’s a major issue. If I piss everyone off with a single post, then it’s a good day that calls for a meal of baghali polo, a traditional Persian dish consisting of lima beans and dill rice. Of course, I like mine a little more robust with lamb shoulder cubes sauteed in moose fat.
[Note 6/29/14: Rule #6 refers only to those posts ported over from the ThemedReality blog and included under the category SeaWorld/Blackfish Archives. Due to the nature of their content, newer entries under the category SeaWorld Myths attempt to be fair and impartial to all concerned while using a straightforward approach with presentation.]