Well, I’ve finally done it! You know…Taken leave of my…Well, it’s been a long time coming, but the day has come when it will be proven to the world that this guy’s not playing with a full deck…his elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top…he’s not the brightest crayon in the box…not even the sharpest knife in the set.
I have things to say and finally have set up a soapbox on which to stand, a pulpit from which to preach, if you will. I’m guessing that what I have to say will be of interest to very few people, but maybe the process of getting it written down will relieve the pressure in my brain. I’ve maintained for the last few years that the mass of trivia with which the cranium was filled in earlier years is impeding the input of new information (at least that’s my excuse for forgetting names and appointments, along with various other semi-important information). Perhaps the cathartic exercise of blogging will act as a relief valve and finally allow the retrieval of new information.
If your expectation is to read an entertaining blog on a regular basis, good luck! The ramblings of an old nut hardly fit that description, but there may be a statement of interest to read now and again. Even a blind man with a rifle hits the target sometimes (it’s just the shots in between that keep you on edge).
I won’t waste your time telling you who I am. If the writing proceeds as it should, you’ll figure that out as we go along. For now, I’ll just say that I’m a fifty-something man, who sometimes is surprised at how fast he’s arrived at this time of life and wonders what has been accomplished. Other times, I have lucid moments when I see the progression and am amazed at how full my life has been. That seems to be the conundrum we all live with; the satisfaction, along with the longings for what might have been. Overlying the confusion is the sure affirmation that God is in control, which is a real solace, considering the ineptitude I frequently show in situations where maturity and skill are required.
In case you haven’t also noticed, I’m fairly long-winded, which fits rather nicely with the loopy part of me. Maybe an editor will have to be found, but for now, skim the lines and glean anything worth keeping. I’ll write of many things, about most of which I know very little. You’ll be amazed at the acuity I show in demonstrating my ignorance!
Keep the straight-jacket handy!