There is a question I have been frequently asked. In fact, it is a question that I was asked to present an answer to, to a group of people recently who were considering Masonry in their lives. On a relatively regular basis I seem to have questions presented to me that require some thought and … More Ain’t nothing but a G thang! Charity, Brotherhood, and Masonry
I realized this morning that I hadn’t blogged in awhile, but I really don’t have much to say either! Today started out with a short visit in the garage just to remind those wonderful machines that we haven’t forgotten them. Machines feel loneliness too, but at least ours have each other to keep company with … More Vicissitudes, choke holds and pickles!
It’s been a strange couple of weeks in a lot of areas of life. Oh who am I kidding it’s been a strange couple of months! As most of you know, ( I am assuming I am the only who will read this so “most of you” is me, well at least the part of … More Anti-social media & Top 20 changes!
So I have been slacking… I’m sorry! It seems this “new” lifestyle is taking up a lot of my time and leaving me pretty tired at the end of the day! I am so grateful for that! Anyways we’re just coming through Christmas holiday and to say that I was strict with myself regarding diet … More All the Roadrunning
You’re wondering, is this going to be another story he keeps failing to tell, or is he going to write something about a Neil Young song…. Right? I could write about Neil Young, wouldn’t be hard at all, but alas. I will not. I am however listening to Uncle Neil right now. And it’s not … More “Long May You Run”
It’s been awhile. Long enough that I kind of let myself down about my writing goals. But here at 42@40 there seems to be some lessons developing about life, health and the universe. Some things are poking their ugly little heads up out of the darkened cavernous hidey holes they spent burrowing diligently like … More Sailing with the Dread Pirate Roberts
My good friend Tom and I always talk about it. It’s training. Everything we do is a result of our training and everything we’re doing is just more training. I think that’s how it goes. What does that mean? I guess down to its roots it’s about surviving, it’s about life, it’s well… about 42. … More Training Camp
Not to be confused with the movie, this Legends of the Fall is about memories, music and the wonderful changes Mother Nature takes through the year. It’s been an incredibly stressful week and I don’t always know how to cope with that. I believe I am pretty good at keeping the stress from the surface … More Legends of the Fall
So here it is. What it is I’m not quite sure yet but it’s a start of something. What I can only assume it will be is the stories, thoughts, lessons learned and growing pains of nearly 40 years in this bag of bones, cells and water. This, being my 40th year on planet earth, I have found myself trying to make sense of all that has come before this point, and in turn, what now? It would seem that the past 4 decades were a test run of sorts, a pathway of trial and error through the woods of my life. (More on that in a minute) But it’s at this point I find myself questioning… now what? Where do I go from here? What do I truly want to be doing with my time? My life? My hands and my mind? The easiest answer, the quick answer… going wodwo! If you don’t know of the term it is old. It comes from a long history of folklore and holds great power for me. Simplest terms it’s the power of the wilderness taking hold of the man. It’s the man becoming part of the wilderness itself. Think Green Man. Neil Gaiman one of my favorite writers wrote a poem called “Going Wodwo”. But today’s plan is not to grow green leafy things from my flesh! Today’s plan is to do one more thing today to get to where I want to be tomorrow. So that’s it. That’s my start for today. I’m going to continue this because it’s the closest to writing I have been in a few years, and truth be told…. I miss it.
Oh, the path in my woods earlier….. I believe we are all walking our own paths in our own woods. It’s a mystical place, it’s whatever you want it to be at any moment in time. My path travels through many different flora. But through this wood I walk, many paths cross it. Those paths are all of yours. Some of your paths join with mine and we travel together for a time. Some longer than others. Some are just a brief meeting and we part ways again. All of your paths are important as you all have something important for me to learn and vice versa. We come to junctions and we have choices to make. I like my woods! And perhaps that is what this blog is about, the path.