Troy, you have come a great place to express yourself and explore ideas. With the Groups, Forums and Blogs, you will find a way that suites you. There are so many interesting people on this site and very articulate.
We cover a lot of subjects, from personal experiences, hopes, and ideas, and we have a safe place to rant. The greatest benefit I found was the ideas.
I hope you enjoy your time here and make yourself right at home.