Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back in the Groove?

Having been MIA from my blog and yours these past many weeks, I find it difficult to write without serious struggle. I have excuses for my absence. Some are honest excuses and did contribute to the why of why I was away. The Bike Shop, broken computers, and a rediscovered ability to sleep at night pushed me in a new direction and away from being parked here in front of the screen for hours at a time. The other excuses were just me looking for a way to avoid posting when I thought I had surely lost whatever touch I may have had previously.

To be fair, my blog is not the only thing I have been ignoring. I stopped my compulsion to find news that pissed me off. And I gotta say it has been great. I read the headlines, feel a twitch and a lip quiver, then I move on. Regaining control over my own small piece of the World instead of ranting about the world I can never hope to control has helped to calm me down and focus on what is really important at this moment in my life.

But the last 6 years of blogging have proven my addiction to seeing my own words in print, albeit, electronic print. I have always enjoyed writing and am now jones-ing hard to get back to it. Many potential stories, opinions, and general observations have gone by the wayside. It is time for me to find room for my blog again.

Call this my crude attempt to get back in the groove.

Later...............................

12 comments:

squatlo said...

I've been making the trip over here almost daily to see when and if you were going to update your blog, and it's good to see you're back.
Hope whatever is helping you sleep is available for the rest of us, because I've been waking up every night at about 2AM for months now, and it's beginning to affect my attitudes...
Welcome back. Read the news. Get pissed. Blissfully ignorant is no way to go through life, sir! We need your voice, so find something to rant about!

Beach Bum said...

You ain't missed much. We are all just as crazy as before.

Kulkuri said...

Glad to see things are going better for you.

It's better to be pissed at times than to be willfully ignorant like too many people in this country seem to be these days!!

Four Dinners said...

You're always in the groove Mr Mac!

Welcome home old bean.

We all stop blogging now n then...at least you come back as you...unlike schizo's like me...;-)

jadedj said...

I am glad to see you back.

I do identify with the aggravation factor. I try, and I try, and I try to stick with my original intent in my blog, that of stories, observations and frustrations beyond politics. But then, I read something, or someone says something that sets me off. My pissed off factor kicks in and takes hold of my entire soul. My only excuse is, it's all in lieu of beating the living shit out of the next asshole that crosses my path. Anger is a terrible thing to waste.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Welcome back.
the Ol'Buzzard

okjimm said...

Ha! Was thinking of you.... see, I need some new brake pads, a new rear tire, my derailer lubed, and some new cables.

... I thought of your shop... but then thought that, all in all, would be cheaper to go to the shop out by the highway. Have a good day&stuff.

robin andrea said...

Life is much better when you stop reading stuff that pisses you off. I had to stop too. I don't mind not knowing the things that will drive me crazy. Mostly politics takes forever to actually change and the ridiculous chattering that goes on in anticipation of it is absurd.

Enjoy the quiet.

Mauigirl said...

Glad to see you back! I've been in the same mode this summer...maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the stupidity of our leaders...

Randal Graves said...

Regaining control over my own small piece of the World instead of ranting about the world I can never hope to control has helped to calm me down and focus on what is really important at this moment in my life.

Amen.

BBC said...

and a rediscovered ability to sleep at night.

Now, that really pisses me off. But, welcome back to insanity.

Sandra Davies said...

Good. And sleeping when you need to can't be bad.