This is my personal blog. It's a place where I can go to help sort out my life as an almost 64-year-old baby-boomer who realizes that I have more life behind me than I do ahead. I know that it's more important than ever to only do those things that I feel the need to do.
My life agenda has changed over the years and I can see it reflected through these almost 2,000 blog posts. Getting to this point has involved struggles, some mild and others intense.
As somebody on the front end of being a senior citizen, I can see many more changes. And I know the importance of being focused on what I want and being able to discard what I don't want.
I invite you to participate in this journey and to share yours. I've always appreciated being able to learn from others, as I hope somebody can learn from me.
My updated profile
So you know me a little better, here's an updated version of my "about me." It's a brief profile of who I am in bulleted form with an emphasis on what's important to me and how that's changing:
- I get my core identity from Jesus Christ who made me a saved sinner. I will continue writing about the "who, what, when, where, how, why and so what of this relationship.
- My life has been shaped greatly by my wife, Gladys, who has always shown me unconditional love and with whom I've participated in almost 30 years of memories. Sharing daily life experiences with her is the closest that I've come to real joy. I will continue writing about her.
- My now adult children have shown me a whole new dimension of life. I wear the title "dad" proudly on my figurative shirtsleeve. I will continue writing about Krista, Justin, my son-in-law Adam and my grandson Xavier.
- My love-hate affair with politics and journalism has been a big part of my life. I was born with a passion to change the world. I got involved in politics at a young age with my interest evolving as I get older. I worked as a newspaper reporter and saw the field devolve into a force of minimalism. I will continue to write about that and what I read.