My wife Pam has a lot of good ideas and I listen to her …that is if I’m not in Tahiti or thinking about….well… I can’t remember what I’m thinking about…that changes about every nanosecond. We were sitting out on the front porch this morning having a nice coffee and conversation when out of the blue she said, “You should have a blog so your Facebook posts aren’t so offensive. Did I hear right… offensive!!!…WHAT!!!!! What are you talking about? Oh boy…I got your “offense” right here….TO THE MOON, ALICE!!!!! I calmed down just a little….(very little) and she continued. “When you write your posts they’re usually way too long for a simple Facebook post and people don’t like that. They just want a few lines and maybe a picture or two, but they don’t need a doctoral thesis.” Well I tell ya…right then and there I had to put my foot down on the matter and tell her a thing or two…you betcha…so I said,….. Okay, honey”…and that’s why I’m writing this first blog post. I haven’t figured out how I post the notice of my blog, but just give me a few more days and I’ll figure that out. (Pam knows how to figure out stuff like that)
Here are my simple rules for this site:
I want this blog to be like my home, an inviting, loving and caring place where people feel welcome, that the words I and those that reply would be as a bouquet of flowers, full of loveliness and a beautiful fragrance. I want to write things that ask questions, speak of family and friends, are funny sometimes, hearken memories and show mercy. My hope is that respondents desire to share and build up their ideas without tearing down those with whom they disagree. Go somewhere else to do that, but not here. I’m not burying my head in the sand, I’m extremely curious and love hearing how people process their thinking.
May this be a place where people feel safe regardless of their disposition spiritually, politically or otherwise. There is so much anger, malevolence and turmoil in our society that is is slowly becoming the fabric and marrow of this country. I pray this insignificant blog can be a respite and balm from all the noise of “being right”.
And as always…..Cheers!!! (”Offensive?…………….SHEESH’)