So, um, yeah. About that...
I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
— E. V. Lucas
After three false starts, one complete rewrite, a global pandemic, a lot of procrastination, some technical issues, and a medical shlebobble which will be named later, I have finally gotten the blog rebuilt (again) and relaunched. The false starts and the rewrite all eventually got thrown away because I just wasn't happy with the direction they were going and really wanted to spend my development time working on added features instead of the base engine. [……]Continue reading →
What Tomorrow Brings
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Hip hip hello again, everyone! (OK — that was stupid.)
So here's what's been keeping me from posting on a regular basis. When I jumped back into writing a blog, there was a lot going on and my life was kind of a mish-mash of emotions and questions and uncertainty. I needed to get it out of my head and that gave me a lot to write about. And that drove the design and function of the blog platform that I created. It is very much built [……]Continue reading →
Nope. I'm not dead. Not yet, anyway. When I posted my last entry back in January, I decided to just chill and take a break for a while so I could focus on some aspects of my life that I've been neglecting. This was intentional and in accordance with the discipline that I wrote about in that post. I needed to spend some time examining my life, my motivations, my desires for the future, and, more importantly, how all of those (and more) align with God's will.
It's amazing, though, how easily days turn into weeks which turn into months until [……]Continue reading →
Celebration of Discipline
Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.
Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful)
puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes
our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.
John F. MacArthur Jr.
Since I first heard about it, I've always liked the idea of choosing a specific word to help define and focus your thoughts and actions for the year. I've not, however, actually done so. Until now. For so long, my focus — my purpose — was my family. [……]Continue reading →
Not quite myself
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
I haven't felt like writing anything for a while. This is mainly because I haven't felt like myself lately. For about a month now I've just been going through the motions in my daily life mostly because I simply haven't had any energy at all. There have been days where I've actually fallen asleep at my desk for a few moments and have to get up and walk around for a bit to clear my head. This has affected others to a small degree since, after surviving [……]Continue reading →
The Pursuit of Happiness
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Sometimes you have to give up what you want in order to get what you need. [Ed. note -- Gee, I guess I could have used a Rolling Stones quote for this one, huh? But that would have been pretty low hanging fruit and lately, I've been expecting a little better of myself. ;-) ] Anyhoo, what I've wanted [……]Continue reading →
Thoughts in the Dark
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from
place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a
place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do
very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.
E.M. Forster — "A Room with a View"
On Monday of last week, I was among the — what was it, hundreds of thousands or maybe [……]Continue reading →
Random Thoughts #3
It's not enough to care about people or to understand them. They have to feel understood and cared for. If they don't, you're not doing it right.
"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly." -- Pablo Neruda
Apparently, being sappy has made me a sap. But that's a tale for a different time.
You know that guy who always parks at the far end of the parking lot for no reason? That's me. I've been doing it for nearly
Life Goes On
The only source of knowledge is experience.
La La, How the life goes on
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
You know, I'm gonna stop apologizing for taking so long between posts. Apparently, I'm immune to my own shaming so it's kinda pointless. Suffice it to say, however, that this time it was due to some technical difficulties and leave it at that. (That said, I really do want to post more frequently.)
This one's just going to be a quick life update but, during the aforementioned delay, I've been formulating my thoughts for a meatier (meteor?) post which will happen soon. [……]Continue reading →