Sunday, September 30, 2007

And they said it wouldn't last

This blog is now in its third day and still going strong. Will it reach its third week, its third month, its third year? Nobody knows. I will say this about myself: I am by nature a procastinator. I tend to put things off, delay the inevitable, wait until the last minute. But this work style of mine always produced superior results in my particular workplace. Of course, it drove the bosses crazy. The pressure I created for myself all by myself seemed to give me just the right incentive to excel. Oh, and work fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours (I'm kidding, sort of). I retired from the daily grind seven years ago. My work was of the mental kind, not the physical kind, but I came home each day exhausted and the long commute didn't help. When I retired, I said to my wife, "I don't want to see a sunrise or a rush hour for at least six months." And pretty much, I didn't. I tend to have high highs and low lows. I've learned to control, or at least deal with, mood swings to a certain extent, but at one time my life, internally at least, was a little like a roller coaster. Did I just describe manic-depressive, which these days people call bipolar? And some might even call me obsessive-compulsive. Like my old work buddy who used to rearrange things on my desk just to see how long it would take me to put things back in order, at just the right angle, in parallel lines. Really.

So I'm elated that the blog is in its third day. I said above that nobody knows how long it will last. That's not true. God does. Jehovah God, Yahweh, YHWH, I am that I am, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha-Mashiach), and the Holy Spirit Who indwells me, the Paraclete, the One called alongside to help, the One who Jesus said is with you and shall be in you. The Triune God is from everlasting to everlasting and knows the end from the beginning; He knows exactly how long my blog will last.

So now some of you think I am a kook and some of you are quietly praising the Lord. And some of you not so quietly. I'll try not to make the blog all about me, me, me, though. After all, He must increase, but I must decrease.


  1. Bob,

    We never had the opportunity to actually work together. We were both members of the same large organization, but not the same department. All this to say, I never knew you were such an excellent writer. Well done and very entertaining. I have enjoyed reading your thoughts and learning where you are in life, here in our "temporary home". I am one of the ones quietly praising.


    George Deuel

  2. George,

    It's true we never worked "together" but we did "work together" -- if that makes sense. We might have worked for the same department chief at different times, though (Stone? Waite? Scarborough? Register? Pruett?). And hovering over us all were Bill, Mary Alice, Dennis, and the one and only Jim Flatley. The bests part of taking up blogging, to my way of thinking, has been receiving comments from old friends and acquaintances. I hope all is going well with you and yours. Great to hear from you.