Reboot

I see that Howard has welcomed me back. Thanks Howard.

This past fall proved to be very busy. It made it very difficult to post. The beginning of 2011 is looking a little bit better for a rebirth, restart, or considering I’m an IT guy, a reboot for this blog. So, at the beginning of the month I put up a new theme for a new look. Hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting. Thanks for reading.

The Love/Hate Relationship With The AC

During these recent days when the weather has been so very hot I have loved the air conditioning. It has been great. The down side to the AC has been my sinuses. They hate long periods inside with the air conditioning on.

The best days of all are the days that the windows can comfortably open and allow the breeze to come through the house. Yeah, I like those days.

When I was growing up, my mom and dad never had AC at the house. Our AC was a box fan in the window. It was alright with me, no doubt. Of course, I wasn’t old enough to go in and demand my parents get AC for my room or any room in the house. I was smart enough not to demand anything of my parents. My demands might be met with some form of punishment due to my lack of respect.

Where Are You?

Folks, if you wonder where I’ve gone, well I’m still around. It seems that writing quick thoughts on Twitter has been coming easier than longer posts.

There is no desire on my part to abandon this blog. There have been some that have shut down or went out of business in the last year or so, but I don’t want to be one of them. There has been some personal things going on that are making writing somewhat more difficult. Those of my readers that are given to prayer, offering some for me would be very nice.

If you’d like to look at my Twitter account, click on this link.

Friendly’s Fundraiser

Friendly’s of Seaford is having a Family Fundraiser Night on Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 5pm-8pm. The benefit is for Mia Brown, Abi Brown, and TyAnna Handy of Twisters Gymnastics. During that time 10% of all purchases will help these young ladies from Laurel to attend state gymnastics finals. So come out, have a meal, and help these champion gymnasts.

Block

I going to do what all the experts say you’re not supposed to do. Well, it’s been a dry blogging year here at the “E”. There’s been plenty to write about, but I have felt stuck creatively. There’s no single thing that stopped it. It’s probably busy-ness, health, well, you name it. Thanks for everyone that checks in here every-so-often. I notice by the hits that somebody still visits. It is appreciated.

Reading Overload

Do you ever just get sick of reading? That must be where I am.

It’s not a good thing though. My email box is overflowing with unread messages. There are three books sitting next to my bed. One of them should have a review written for it already, but currently it just sits there. For another one of those books I promised a brief review although it wasn’t required. The remaining book I read off and on. It’s called My Utmost For His Highest, a classic Christian devotional by Oswald Chambers. For that book, reading it irregularly isn’t necessarily bad because it’s laid out to read one page a day, with the date for the page placed neatly at the top. You could read the page and bam! You are done for now. Miss a day? It’s OK, just turn to the page with today’s date and read.

It's not that blirry if I wear my glasses! ;)

The “bam and you’re done” seems to be the appealing thing about email. In many cases the emails I receive are newsletters from various organizations. Most of the time they are short articles, no different than what you would get from a newspaper or magazine. Usually they can be read and understood fairly quickly. Sure, there’s time involved reading, but it’s a short period of time. Typically going through a book in the same manner isn’t possible, unless it is a book like My Utmost.

Anyway, let us return to the first paragraph. It could be said that I am sick of reading or burned out of reading. Thinking about these matters, my mind was brought to a preacher who had talked about the amount of information that is easily available to us via the Internet, television or other electronic media. He found himself overwhelmed with information from those sources once, and saw that it was not having a positive impact on him. He referred to his state at that time as having an “overcharged heart”. With that in mind I thought, “Hey, maybe that is what is going on! It’s an information overload!” Maybe the solution is simply empty my email inbox and set aside for another day the books I don’t need to read.

A friend would tell me that I am overthinking this whole matter. He is probably right.

The regular ol’mail was just delivered to the house. Guess what? There’s a package containing something I won on Twitter… another book.

I Got The Tissues

I didn’t do much of anything today. Yeah, all the stuff that I could have and would have done if I wasn’t sick and sneezing my brains out.

Oh well…

Howard made it to the Woodland Ferry Festival. His post is here.

Ruth Briggs King won the special election in Delaware’s 37th State Representative District (link).

My wife went grocery shopping without me and was finished in about a third of the time.