My name is Phil Varlese.  I’m just an old dude who doesn’t claim to be any wiser than anyone else, but who’s had more years to screw up than most of you.

I’m here to put forth some observations I’ve made about life, politics, social issues, relationships and other stuff.  Pretty boring, huh?  Sometimes yes.  I challenge people to look beyond the issues, where sometimes things can be seen that can have an effect on your opinion.  I try to use life experience as much as possible when I write.

Early on in my writings, I blogged about fat/size acceptance.  If you don’t know what that is, you probably wouldn’t be interested in some of my blogs.  As a non fat person fighting for fat acceptance, I’m occasionally viewed as someone who’s doing it for disingenuous reasons, but I can assure you that I felt the sting of being fat at an early age, and I’ve never forgotten.

Some personal info. I work as a territory sales manager for one of the largest tile and stone importers in the US. I have a degree in Business Administration from Montclair University, with a concentration in both Psychology and Literature. I returned to Montclair to complete the NJ Paralegal Certification program.  I owned my own businesses in the Atlantic City area for years, and was active in the local business associations.

I’m a part time musician, play guitar and keyboards, and sing a little. Also worked as a DJ for many years.

I’m a dad to 3 fantastic kids.

I used to work as a promoter and ring announcer in the independent professional wrestling business.  I could write books about my time there.

I don’t typically allow comments on my blogs, only because I don’t want these thoughts to degenerate into a dissection of what I said vs what YOU said, where it becomes over analyzed to the point of everyone losing any sense of perspective. I DO like for my friends to comment on my Facebook page or message me to discuss anything I write. Want to be my friend? Contact me on Facebook and send me a friend request!

Thank you to all my readers.  My stats through this year (so far) indicated that there have been over 95,000 visitors from 156 different countries that have read my blogs.   I’m both proud and amazed by those numbers.  I hope I can continue to write meaningful and thought provoking blogs.


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