Not So Common Sense

Random thoughts on random acts, from the mind of author Gavin Kingsley


Welcome to my blog, Not So Common Sense.

This blog is intended to be an outlet for my creative and off the wall thoughts. A place where I might talk about anything from news headlines to TV & movie reviews, and other random thoughts, all with a not so common sense perspective.

I came to the name Not So Common Sense thinking about my fourth grade math teacher. Seems a class didn’t go by where she didn’t berate us when we couldn’t figure out the answer to a ‘simple’ math problem. She’d say: “It’s common sense guys, two plus two always equals four, it’s common sense.”

It sounds bad when I read it out of context. But the point she was trying to make was that we all have a little bit of common sense, and using that we should be able to think just enough to solve a problem. And I agreed, for a long while anyway.

Looking at the world today, I’ve recently come to realize my fourth grade math teacher was wrong. Everyone does NOT have common sense and some people do things that just defy all reason and logical thought.

But that’s not what this site is about. In fact this site is about embracing a not so common way of thinking. This often skewed and absurd point of view fuels my creativity. That, more than anything is the purpose of this site. This is a place for me to write about anything I want, from my shifted perspective. My aim is to give the world a peek inside my brain, I just hope you like what you find.

So to recap, expect to find short stories, random thoughts about random things, and left brained commentary on current events. Just don’t expect much of it to make sense.