A few pictures of our baby-boomer summer in mid-Michigan
Schwans Foods weren't concerned about the spoiled potatoes in our Spring Vegetable mix

I think my son may be right about me talking about myself


Me and my son Justin
I think my son Justin might be right about how my readers are most interested in this blog when I share about myself, my growing family, life as an older baby-boomer, what I'm doing with my time, what I'm reading and how I'm staying or not staying healthy.


I feel that my writing on this blog has been stuck in park for a while.  In the past, I wrote about whatever was on my mind.

On any given day, I would write about life with my wife in our empty-nest.  If something happened, if I got a new picture, if I heard from my kids living in two different parts of the world, if I lost weight with Weight Watchers, if I gained weight, if I felt moved by the political establishment and its component parts, if I was really bored, if going to church was getting me down, if going to church was a real wow, God-connecting experience and so on and so on.

And, I'd pepper these posts with all kinds of pictures from those shot out my car window with a Flip video camera to those  single-shots with my little Olympus of a new dish made by my wife.

I also wrote and wrote some more about the missing pieces in my own family, particularly as they relate to my father who vanished when I was a toddler to never show his face again.  And I wrote about finding him when I was in my late twenties.

It was pure uncut me at any point of the day when I had something to say or share.

Now let me clarify that my son didn't write his blog post about me and my blog.  Justin wrote about his experience with his own blog Drinking Oatmeal Stout. and he wrote it as an encouragement to others with blogs. He shared that his Klout score showed that engagement was highest when he wrote about his life.  However, it's all stuff he and I have talked about many times before and I think he's right.

It's time for me to jump back in to this blog.  Stuff has been happening in my life and it's time to share it.

Thanks Justin.

I'm glad that you have re-lit your blogging efforts.