Sunday, January 25, 2009


It has been nearly two weeks since I posted a new blog (and it’s not because I started watching 24 – the topic of the last blog). It’s just been an amazing hectic couple of weeks and prepping for teaching messages has consumed almost all of my writing time.

A little while ago my friend Lynn – who by the way just opened a counseling practice in Orlando, Florida and if you know anyone who needs a counselor she needs clients ( ) – sent me a text message asking why my blog has disappeared.

Her prompting encouraged me to post a new blog. And it reminded me how many different communication venues I use almost everyday.

Text messages
Cell phone
Church phone(s)
Home phone
Plus I still do a lot of handwritten notes.

If you add television (with who knows how many channels), internet, radio, iPod, the Houston Chronicle and various magazines, it pushes me into communication overload that tempts me to go incommunicado.

And I actually still read books (with paper – I’ve not yet switched to Kindle)

Sometimes I wonder if I get paralyzed by over the volume and the expectations of communication: update my twitter status, respond to Facebook requests, answer email, check messages, post a blog… but here’s the thing… I love it all….

Anyway a few totally random thoughts:

This afternoon Kim and I watched about the last 45 minutes or so of Cast Away (the movie with Tom Hanks). I’ll admit it’s a movie I’ve avoided – it just didn’t sound good but turns out I loved it (at least the last 45 minutes). The whole Wilson the volleyball thing wasn't nearly as weird as I imagined. The ending launched a great conversation between Kim and I about Kelly’s (Tom Hanks' wife in the movie) response – and we both promised that unless we find a body we can’t remarry. And it’s made me want to see the rest of the movie. Having only seen the ending my favorite line is:

I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

My MS 150 training is going pretty well – rode about 60 miles between Friday and Saturday and then took today off. But I feel like I’m on track to be ready for April 18, 19 and the Houston to Austin ride.

I finished the Addicted to Love series this morning. I have loved the series but discovered that dealing with difficult subjects takes a lot out of me.

OK – I guess that’s enough to post – thanks again to Lynn for encouraging me to write – and really if you need counseling in Central Florida she can help.

In the words (sort of) of Tom Hanks I know now what I have to do. I gotta keep blogging because tomorrow the sun will rise and who knows what the tide could bring!

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