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Random Thoughts- Do They Have Meaning?



"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'." — Groucho Marx



Updated: 2017-12-13T06:10:00.780-08:00

 



Things I Miss

2017-12-01T20:02:38.699-08:00

I miss this blog and the person who pushed me to write so many of the posts that you found here. Sometimes I think all is gone and that time has forced me to accept this is just something that was.

And then there is a moment where I realize, everything is different but there is no reason not to write here because you never know what can happen.(image)



The song of the evening.

2017-10-30T21:26:09.214-07:00

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Just Another Friday Night

2017-07-21T20:14:55.097-07:00

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So excited, can't wait.(image)



Long Time No See

2017-07-01T20:36:51.377-07:00

You might wonder if this blog has been abandoned because I have never gone so long between updates.

The answer is no, it hasn't.

I haven't forgotten about this place but I have to admit it has been a lot longer since I updated here than I realized.

That got me thinking about why and it made me aware of just how busy I have been. So while that is a not a great excuse for you few readers it is the truth of the matter.

It is precisely why I seem to have focused upon the other blogs and left this one to founder.

I suppose it happens when you are dealing with life and being stalked by idiots.(image)



Writing

2017-04-16T19:13:43.029-07:00

Been writing in most of the usual spaces and places, with an emphasis on a couple of particulars.

It has been going pretty well, but I am frustrated that I haven't had as much time to focus on it as I would like.

Mostly because I am either busy working or focusing on how to solve key issues. That keeps me tied up a bit.

Might have to unload in one or more places, the JackB could use a longer update.(image)



Hawkmoon 269

2017-04-03T21:42:34.252-07:00

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I need your love.

Direct and to the point.

Sometimes that is what you have to do, come out and say what you feel and what you think.

Twenty seconds of insane courage, hoping you don't get shot down and that your comment is met favorably.

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One Day

2017-03-05T07:48:06.223-08:00

I want and need to have a long, open and honest conversation with someone who is very important to me.

We got caught in the crazy spiderwebs that life sometimes weaves and lost in the chaos and confusion that comes along with it.

I still believe that if we had that conversation good things would come from and of it.

One day.
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A Hell Of A Time

2017-02-06T06:17:21.459-08:00

Sometimes the blog is a device whose purpose is to serve as a time machine you can use to look back at particular moments.

When we look back now we'll remember how the Chief Deflater and his merry men staged a remarkable comeback.

That is not something the Atlanta Falcons will want to remember because for them it was an exceptional choke job.

And we'll remember how a conman was elected president and all the stupid crap he tried to push through.

As usual I am spending most of my time on what has become my primary blog, TheJackB where my latest post is about the Great Google War of 2016-17.
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Where I Have Been

2016-12-05T07:06:44.189-08:00

Some of you have written and asked about where I have been and what has been going on.

I haven't abandoned this blog but it is not my primary venue for writing. That particular honor is given to this joint.

Here is a snapshot of some recent posts for your review:

A Blogosphere Filled With Dishonest Bloggers
Email Scam Artists Are Fun To Play With
The Agony Of Stupid Mistakes
Push The River
Daughters & Computers
An Abundance of Trust Issues
Is Your Perception My Reality?(image)



Strange Things Are Afoot

2016-11-09T11:25:52.194-08:00

Life is never going to stop surprising us now  is it. Just when I thought I had things mostly figured out and getting better they got weirder.

Feeling off center and struggling right now to get a handle on whether there is legitimate reason to be concerned or not.

Part of me is certain everything is cool and part is saying, "DANGER WILL ROBINSON!"

Question is which voice do I listen to.
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What I Would Say

2016-11-01T16:53:25.908-07:00

There is someone I would really like to speak with, to have a honest conversation where we just lay out our cards on the table.(image)



Of Health & Sickness

2016-10-11T14:23:13.367-07:00

Got two in the family dealing with two different issues and all I can do is offer my support.

Part of me feels comfortable saying I am doing all I can do and the other part says you have to find a way to do more.

I stand firm and move forward because going backwards is not an option but there are moments where the challenge feels greater than I.

That is how the game is played and all we can do is play our best hand and hope.(image)



Sometimes People Let You Down

2016-10-07T15:40:04.931-07:00

Been thinking for a while about writing a post about people and expectations. For now this is a quick hit and run that I may use as a placeholder.

Ran into some significant challenges not so long ago and became very aware of who was around to support me and who wasn't.

It pissed me off that some people I considered to be important weren't there and I found myself wondering if I was being fair or unfair about it.

In theory we should be kind to those who don't know about our struggles.

But I struggled with that because some of them should have known. They should have been there or so I felt.

What I haven't decided is if that was a selfish and immature position or something else. That is sort of what the post I am going to write is about.

Hurts my heart, it does.(image)



That Shmata Queen

2016-10-06T21:18:14.611-07:00

I need to call the Shmata Queen or at least check in via text/email because it has been far too long since we engaged in "proper communications."

Life got in the way of a bunch of things and I have spent a ton of time juggling chainsaws and torches.

Somewhere along the way she and I got lost and I am ready to go looking for her.

Don't know precisely what she'll say or do, all I have are my hopes and suspicions.

It is time to reconnect.

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Settling In

2016-09-01T19:13:38.104-07:00

Slowly settling into the new digs.

Surreal to be back, in some ways it feels like I never really left. It is like I took an extended vacation and just got back this week.

Even though it is a new area of town it doesn't feel so new, it is like I have been here forever. Not sure how or why it is.

Sort of grateful because it makes some of the changes easier.(image)



Run Hard, Run Fast, Run Free

2016-08-02T13:30:27.070-07:00

Got the answers to the big questions I was waiting on and now I hear a voice inside my head yelling to run hard, run fast and run free.

Don't ask me to tell you what it means because I am too damn tired to pick it apart. I just know that I have less than a week to make the first move and a little more than three before I make the second.

Not quite as far as Jerusalem yet but going far enough.

Guess in some ways I am starting over and that is ok with me.(image)



Two Steps Closer

2016-07-22T13:39:03.637-07:00

Two steps closer to answers.

Two steps closer to knowing when and where the future starts while trying to enjoy the present.

Two steps closer to what comes next.

Just wish it didn't take so damn long to take those next steps.(image)



Where To Live

2016-06-21T20:49:08.797-07:00

There is a certain pleasure in knowing you are moving but not knowing where the next location will be.

To be clear, some of the timing on this isn't what I would classify as prime time but when opportunity knocks you answer or accept that you missed a window.

So I answered the knock and now I am waiting upon multiple people to make some decisions that will help me determine what the appropriate next step and location will be.

Good times, good times.(image)



What Kind of Writing Can You Find?

2016-06-02T09:15:09.441-07:00

If the question is what kind of writing can you find me doing I'll answer by providing you with links to stories and posts from the main joint.Blacklisted Secrets Bloggers Refuse To ShareWhat Kind Of Person/Father Are You?Do You Need A Reason To Blog?Can Blogging Help Us See The Future?"New" Parents Are ObnoxiousHow A Writer WritesWords, Music & Pictures Are PowerfulLosing Readers Is Good For Your BlogThe Blog Posts No One Reads783 Reasons Why Family Photos Make Me CrazyWhy You Should Blog At Midnight987 Critical Challenges Every Blogger FacesMaybe Dad Ought To Buy Facebook Fans & A Life [...]



That Moment

2016-05-13T20:18:38.072-07:00

That moment where you review the resume you had professionally prepared and scream because you found multiple errors and are more than irritated.

Why?

Because you spent time researching various providers so that you wouldn't get stuck with some dude in Pakistan who is writing resumes for a resume mill.

Your guy is certified and has lots of good things going for him and you like the meeting with him. You feel like he gets it and then when he gives you what he has gotten you wonder how he missed so many things.

So you ask if your expectations were too high and wonder if moderating them would help and it does...a little.

When you look at the document again you feel like it is better than the one you prepared yourself and that is a good thing, but it is not as big a difference as you want.

So you start taking it apart again and in a few minutes strengthen it in multiple ways and wonder if maybe it all works because you got something better out of it.

But you don't have time to think about it because your landlord has said you need to move and you have no idea where you are going. You could end up...anywhere.(image)



Moving Again

2016-05-09T13:27:07.485-07:00

Been way too busy lately, kids have had stuff going on and that had me occupied for a while.

Other things came up and then just when I thought I was through with it all I found out I have to move...again.

On to bigger and better or so we plan, hard to say how it will all work out but I am going to do my best to guide it.(image)



30 Posts worth Reviewing From a Biased Source

2016-04-18T13:40:23.149-07:00

30 Posts You might not have had the time to read. Yep, 30 headlines worth reviewing just to see if there is one that resonates with you.That is assuming you don't hang out here and read the links.I Double Space After PeriodsIt's About How You LoveWhy Are Clowns Sexier Than Mimes?Unfriended...AgainWhat Is The Proper Length For A Blog PostA Confession About The Secrets We ShareAn Angry Man Meets An Angry FatherA Father's WisdomRead This Post Or The Rabbit DiesCan You Live With What You Have Done?Confessions Of The Heart Breaker/Heart BrokenWho's Got Your BackThe Myth Of Controlled ChaosThe Wrong Reason To BlogAlmost True Tales Of Fatherhood & Other StuffThere Is A Rhythm To WritingAbout Your Aging ParentsTeenagers Are Harder Than ToddlersWhat Kind Of Writer Could You Be?Sometimes You Fight The Devil...InsideSecrets of The Dad Blogger Cliques & Mommy Blogger CartelsFacebook Unlikes YouFind The 5 People Who Set Your Soul On FireParenting & The Limits Of CommunicationThe Last Words Of A Dying Man"Proof" That Father Knows BestSo What? (When You Skim You Lose)The Hardest Part of ParentingSome Writers Ignore The OscarsYou Can't Fear Failure [...]



Is It Death Or Evolution

2016-03-29T09:39:06.228-07:00

Got a few emails from people asking why there isn't as much original content here as there used to be.The simple answer is that I spend most of my time producing original content for TheJackB and since my time is limited less is spent here.If you like what you see here I encourage you to become a regular at TheJackB but that doesn't mean I am closing shop here.This place is like the house I grew up in, at least from a blogging perspective and since it doesn't require a heavy financial investment I intend to hold onto it.So you will see new posts and some content that doesn't appear anywhere else, but there will be less of it.It is not death, it is just evolution.Recent PostsThe Myth Of Controlled ChaosThe Wrong Reason To BlogAlmost True Tales Of Fatherhood & Other StuffThere Is A Rhythm To WritingAbout Your Aging ParentsTeenagers Are Harder Than ToddlersWhat Kind Of Writer Could You Be?Sometimes You Fight The Devil...InsideSecrets of The Dad Blogger Cliques & Mommy Blogger CartelsFacebook Unlikes YouFind The 5 People Who Set Your Soul On Fire [...]



Hair Raising Or Hair Losing

2016-03-04T10:22:38.725-08:00

Parenting definitely has its share of hair-raising and hair losing moments.Lately it feels like hair losing has been winning. Not happy about this, keep telling myself this too shall pass.But hell if I know when, talk about exhausting."Proof" That Father Knows BestSo What? (When You Skim You Lose)The Hardest Part of ParentingSome Writers Ignore The OscarsYou Can't Fear FailureThere Is More Sex Than Lying In BloggingThe IPhone/Droid Conflict-The Write StuffLife In The Driver's SeatSometimes Fear Is An Uninvited GuestThe Hijinks & Shenanigans Of Angry Lost LoversThe Stupidity Of A SmartphoneYou Will Enter Through The Back DoorThe Lazy Guardian Angel [...]



30 Posts Worth A Read Or Two

2016-02-19T13:45:27.571-08:00

A collection of posts you might not have had the chance to read yet.Sometimes Fear Is An Uninvited GuestThe Hijinks & Shenanigans Of Angry Lost LoversThe Stupidity Of A SmartphoneYou Will Enter Through The Back DoorThe Lazy Guardian AngelHow Much Is Failure Worth?Do People Really Get What They Deserve?You Should Slap The Devil & Sleep With His WifeConfessions Of An Almost Ordinary ManThat 100 Word IdeaHe's Breaking The Rules Of BloggingDo You Wander With Purpose?What I Saw When The Clouds LiftedSweet Like CandyLessons Of The Blog FathersLove Between The LinesCan You Hear Destiny Calling You?The Brazen Blogger That Made Cleveland CryDid Bloggers Invent Kissing?The Story Of Three Bloggers & Two BuffoonsBe The Blogger That Punched A MooseUnfriending Proves People Hate YouBloggers Should Write Like ThisIs She Still A Bitch?The Death Of All ThingsIs It A Sign Of Your Mortality?What Do People See In Your Eyes?Traveling Dad Hits The Friendly Skies...AgainOne Man Runs AwayAnother New Year's Eve Post No One Reads [...]