Hello Blogging Friends,
It’s been a tough couple of months for me. My mother passed away on July 14th, and I flew my father out to live in our city and I’ve been trying to get him settled at a place where they can properly care for someone with dementia.
My mother was an amazing woman. Mere words are not capable of describing the amount of care and love she showered on all of her family. She was an amazing role model, and many of the ways in which I raise my children come from her example, as well as my father’s.
Things have been very busy and it’s not clear right now how much time I’ll have for blogging. I want to thank everyone who I’ve interacted with through blogging for a great experience, and I hope I can find time in the future to get back in the groove.
2 years ago today I wrote my first post on TruthIsElusive. It was the first blog I ever owned, and I remember telling my wife my prediction that my blog wouldn’t last more than a month. While I only write about 1 or 2 posts per month, this wasn’t where I thought I would be 2 years ago. I never imagined having all the awesome conversations that I’ve had both on my blog as well as on the blogs that I read frequently.
I have given up on predicting how long I’ll be blogging. There were a few times this year I thought I was going to wrap it up, but found that I still had an interest to keep it going. I made an effort to re-organize my About Blog page in order to clear my head on the reasons I see to continue. My main goal is to form proper conclusions about reality – and making this process public is a great way to refine that process by learning from others. While it may seem to some like I’m just pontificating on my blog, I’m actually learning quite a bit through blogging. I’ve especially appreciated all the great links I’ve gotten from so many to related material. It should go without saying that corrections and differing viewpoints are always most welcomed on my blog, but if you’re gonna judge if I don’t see things your way then just keep in mind that I’m likely not going to learn much from you.
Thanks so much to all the people I’ve interacted with! I’m looking forward to another great year!