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Long Time Since….

February?! Six months since my last post! There’s just no excuse for it, NONE!

I really need to get serious about writing again. Like I was in college for term papers. I know there’s a method I could use, a date I could set, a time, to JUST DO IT! Like now!

In February I wrote that we (my wife and I) had tested negative for Covid. Shortly after getting tested, the vaccines became available and we were both vaccinated. The vaccines have contributed to the division of our country. Sad but true.

A little over half of the US population are fully vaccinated and I struggle to understand why so many Americans are choosing not to be. I hear numerous reasons: the vaccines are not fully approved, we don’t know the long-term effects, and a few reasons that are so far-fetched I’m not even going to list them.

I knew that a booster shot would probably be necessary. And, yes, I’ll get mine when it’s time. And I hope you’ll get your’s too.

There are many other “pandemics” creating division far outside the borders of our country. And I’m starting to see things unraveling. How long will it take before the whole Ball Of Yarn unravels?

I’ll try hard not to let The Unraveling unravel me. But I know we’re not in complete control and I have confidence that He knows what He’s doing.


Emotions hurt writing


Is it normal to become more sensitive as you age? And I don’t mean sensitive in the physical sense, I’m talkin about things that hurt your feelings, or as a friend of mine often tells me, your “one feeling.”

My one feeling has been hurt an awful lot lately. And I keep thinking I shouldn’t let things bother me like that, but then why should I have to apologize for being sensitive? Why shouldn’t the “other person” make an attempt to be just a teeny bit more caring? Even an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit more caring.

It’s not that “other person” is mean, cruel, or doing things on purpose that hurt my “one feeling,” and in all honesty “other person” is a loving, caring individual, most of the time. But we all have our faults.

I suppose aging causes certain short circuits. I’ve not researched this phenomena but I have no doubts that I’ve gotten more sensitive as I’ve aged. Maybe writing about it will help, and so I reckon it’s time to get started on an introduction to my forthcoming book: “An Aging Male and His One Hurt Feeling.”