Jon, it’s really a multipurpose name

There are lots of great people named John (Johnny, Jack, or Jon): John Kennedy, John Lennon, Johnny Depp, John Williams, John the Baptist, and Lil John to name only six. So why does the name get dragged through the mud? Why hasn’t the existence of such famous Johns conferred some sort of venerability, or at least respect upon this old name? Why do we insist on calling toilets “Johns”? or men that proffer services from prostitutes “Johns”?

Anyhow, my name is Jon. I like collecting things like guitars, comic books, hockey cards and cats. I currently make a living working as a writer for the government and moonlighting as a writer for a couple of hockey magazines.

I’m the father of two great boys, one of whom has a better grasp on the English language than the other, and the husband of one very lucky woman.

I’m not athletic in the least, but I am a willful participant in everything that goes along with watching sporting events (beer, food, that sort of thing). As far as stereotypes go, I’m the loud guy with the beer helmet that makes a lot of comments.

In the interest of full disclosure, I belong to the demographic between the ages of 25 and 43 (see this, and do the math for a more accurate assessment of where I fall age wise).

All of the writing on this blog, from overpaid baseball players to book reviews, will be about things that interest me. That said, if something in particular interests you, let me know. Maybe it will interest me as well. Besides I want to be your friend (but not in a creepy way).


4 Responses to “Jon, it’s really a multipurpose name”

  1. Michael Eh! Says:

    I can’t see why anyone would get “creepy guy” out of this photo.

  2. Yeah… I don’t get the creepy guy thing either. I also don’t get the “not athletic in the least” bit from the dude who rides for Cancer for two days, and also to the lake for fun, numerous times in a summer. If you’re “not athletic in the least” then I “don’t have a pulse in the least.”

    • Thanks for recognizing my former charms, but I’ve become significantly creepier and far less active in the past few months . . . (it’s hockey season don’t you know.)

  3. In reply to your comment:
    “Your goal sounds great! Looking forward to following up and reading your blog to learn more about American history.”
    Thank you very much. I enjoyed your post on the Titanic exhibition.

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