‘”I have seen you jump off of cliffs, gun your Camaro across the train tracks and fight a guy who should have taken your head off. I am confused, are you nervous?”
There is a long pause followed by a shrug and “I am not sure. Give yourself too much time to think about possibilities and things happen. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it makes it worse.”
“Are there things going on that you haven’t told me about?”
“Probably but I don’t know. Who knows everything about me now? Not sure any one does or that any one wants to. I am an ornery fellow who is only getting grumpier. Some things are always carried alone because that is how life goes.”
Probably put more down upon the page in the places I haunt than I realize but won’t say intended because I haven’t planned that far out.
Haven’t thought at length about what I am trying to accomplish other than taking the edge off because the waiting is the hard part. Tell me what it is or isn’t and I can figure out what direction I want to go in.
I am generally decisive and not prone to analysis of paralysis because I like to take action and adjust as I go. That is far more comfortable than mapping out each action with military precision.
There are moments where it is more sensible to step outside of the comfort zone and engage in more planning but even then there are limits to how much time you’ll get out of me.
That is because time is valuable and if you can’t demonstrate a significant return on my investment I’ll move onto something else.
Got a look at the Covid19 tracker for my daughter’s school and some insight into some of the work numbers and shook my head.
Read something a while back that said people weren’t more bothered by the risk of illness because they couldn’t see it. They couldn’t see virus and didn’t see ICUs or know people who were impacted.
I don’t know if I buy that because so many think that thoughts and prayers is an adequate response to gun violence.
Better to not restrict anything because that what if factor, you know the one that ask what happens if you/your family are attacked and there is no time to wait for the police to get there.
Statistically there is a greater probability of Delta catching you, but don’t tell that to the guy who says he has to have an AR-15 because he doesn’t care about rational thought. The what if variable has him.
Had the conversation recently and was told I don’t get it. I asked what I don’t understand and got gibberish in response.
I am not antigun, won’t confirm or deny whether I am carrying or what is in my house because that is my business.
What throws me is how very selfish we have gotten. The push to protect mine while not caring about whether you got yours concerns me.
The same people who blame Joe for the welfare of the Afghan people are horrified at the thought of bringing them here. Don’t want to upset the cognitive dissonance so I don’t engage.
What Kind Of Blogger Are You?
Got a question not long ago asking what kind of blogger I am and I wasn’t sure how to answer.
I was never just a dad blogger nor ever just a member of the Jblogosphere. Wasn’t just a guy who put up posts about how to blog, commented on writing in general or politics.
Always been sort of a mix so in many ways I suppose not much has changed but I find myself thinking about it because it intrigues me.
It is a useful exercise and it can’t hurt to set intentions or to think about what direction to head in.
Keep going on, turn around, shut it down, start over or go on an extended walkabout.
Lots of questions, no immediate answers.
Damn I hate waiting.