Saturday, February 25, 2006


Welcome to my personal blog! I've been wanting to do this for quite some time, and just now have gotten around to getting it set up.

So many times, thoughts and ideas just "come to you" ... thoughts you would like to write down and share with others. And sometimes, those the writing down of those thoughts allow you to vent and let off steam.

We all need an outlet for the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the sad, the happy, the wonderful times of life. Blogging should help provide that ... I hope!

A little about me. I am a registered respiratory therapist. I currently teach respiratory therapy at a college in Kansas City. I also work at a local hospital, where I have seen humanity at its best and worse. I have been working as a respiratory therapist for 18+ years.

Prior to my career as a respiratory therapist, I was a professional newspaper photographer. I did that for 10 years before suffering from severe burn-out. For me, it was a natural choice for an occupation, since I had an interest in photography since I was a child. I taught myself photography when I was 12 years old, and continued that learning curve all the way through my college education at the University of Kansas.

I currently live in Independence, Missouri ... hometown of one of our greatest former Presidents: Harry S Truman (no, there is NOT a period after the "S" ... even Harry said there wasn't!) Besides Independence, I have lived in Kansas City, Kansas (my birthplace); Parkville, Missouri; Leavenworth, Kansas; Lansing, Kansas; Glendale, Arizona; Fayette, Missouri; Griffith, Indiana; and Crown Point, Indiana.

This blog will serve as that outlet for my thoughts and ideas ... some being rants, some being raves. Hence, the title ... Raving Rantings. I'm not planning on any topic in particular ... just whatever comes to mind.

Hope you enjoy!

Paul Arnote