An Introduction to, Was that out loud!
Do you suffer from UAR? UAR stands for, Unintended Audible Release; It is a little known subconscious phenomenon usually found in deep thinking, passionate people. UAR's can occur in any of life's situations, driving a car, alone in an office cubicle, walking away from an argument, or my personal favorite (tongue in cheek) while on the toilet (which reinforces my call for all bathrooms to be sound proofed for a slew of reasons, but I digress). My point is that free flowing cerebral conversations with real or imagined people can occur at any time for people suffering from UAR and thus leading me and my fellow sufferers to say, "was that out loud?", thus the title of my blog...
So, who am I? My name is, Keith Loomis, I was born in Hemet, CA in 1963 and if my math is correct that makes me 52. I am married to my very best friend and sweetheart for 31 years, Lora Latimer, and together we have six children. My oldest is my daughter Lindsay followed by 5 boys in a row; Tyler, David, Jared and our twins, Camron and Jacob. My fondest dream from my youth was to marry a girl like my wife and stay together forever. I wanted to have children and create an environment of faith and a strong family. This dream in progress can only be achieved if Lora and I are united in our efforts, and we are.
I have 4 little grandchildren from my daughter and her husband, Trent. Together they have 3 boys, Lucas, Levi, Nathan and my little girl grand baby, Tessa.
I am a general contractor by trade and been involved in construction related fields for most of my adult life. I have tried my hand at other fields like selling insurance, or delving into the financial and investment field, only to discover that I suck at soliciting which, if you're going to sell insurance or financial products, you've got to be great at soliciting; I think my biggest problem is that I don't like being solicited myself. But, I do respect people who earn their living in a commission based industry.
I am a Mormon, I mention this because it is part of the fabric of my life. I served a mission in the country of New Zealand, "Kia Ora" to all my Kiwi mates, and loved it. I loved and still love speaking (not debating) to people who had different beliefs, I never felt threatened by them, in fact I felt empowered by these discussions. I loved serving them, getting to know them and realizing that most of us on this earth have more in common than we have differences, we can love and respect one another. I also love to teach people when they are curious and am not too proud to proclaim that I do not know it all, therefore I must walk by faith. I believe that God will speak to all of us because we are all His children.
It is my intention to write about those things that I am passionate about, yes that includes politics, but it also includes things that are not necessarily political, but could be I guess, like:
- Men and women
- Children and grandchildren
Also those things that are part of my everyday life:
- Construction projects
- Tricks of the trade
- How to's
- Hopes and dreams
Really, whatever I want...let's see how this goes. I hope to make good friends, engage in passionate discussion, express my personal desires, passions, hopes and dreams, and through it all I hope we ask ourselves, "Was that out loud"?
Thanks for reading