In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

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One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, August 30, 2013

As Life Goes On

I was cooking (yes I do cook. I escape, when I cook) and some thoughts crossed my mind. I'll elaborate:

When I was in high school, my courses were geared toward pre-med. As time went on, and I was a terrible student, things shifted direction. When high school ended, I ventured into the world and sought my destiny.

As my thoughts progressed today, I started wondering about my life, if I pursued medicine. Where would I be? Would I be successful? Would I be a derelict, living on the streets because I was a piss poor doctor? Would I have had the wonderful opportunity to help my mother during her final years? Who knows. That's the path I didn't take.

If I had sought a different path, I'd never been fascinated by watching a comet from the rail of an offshore platform. I'd never met my wife. I'd never learned to operate heavy equipment, or build a road, a bridge or acquired any of the skills I now possess.

So, what am I getting at? We are who we are, only because the path life presented. All decisions - right or wrong - have consequences, yet they also yield rewards.

Take some time to analyze your life, realize it's more than special and develop the determination you're only as successful as you feel. I feel wonderfully successful, don't regret my life and feel the journey is something I should accept, know is the correct path, and gave me memories I'll cherish forever. I'll continue with the determination to make the most of what it brings. It's the least I can do. I've been blessed and should always remember the blessings in life are simple and fulfilling.


  1. I have, over the years, made many good decisions. I have also made some pretty awful ones. I would love to be able to go back and change the bad parts of my life...the dumb things that I have done...the hurt brought to others through my own stupidity. But if I did that, I would have learned nothing and I wouldn't be the person I am today. I think I can live with that.

    1. We are who we are. Being comfortable with that is one of the hardest things to accomplish.

  2. I've never made a decision I didn't live to regret. lol

    and that's the TRUTH.

    1. We all regret something, but I'll never regret my first visit to your web site.

      You're a jewel and the world is a better place with you in it.

  3. If id finished college, I wouldn't have the hands on work I enjoy.
    My brother in law was in Annapolis.
    He quit because as an officer he could never touch, only direct.
    I do both, as I'm sure you do.

    1. I get some flack for jumping in and doing things. Sometimes, it's easier to show someone than try to explain the procedure.

  4. I was in pre-med in college, but got sidetracked by a lackadaisical attitude towards studying and partied instead. I really don't think I'd even like the guy I'd have had to become to be a successful doctor in the first place, because I'd never be able to just take time to enjoy things like I do now.

    And you nailed it - we are who we are because of our good and bad experiences, and eliminating the bad would certainly change us in perhaps less positive ways.