Saturday, July 12, 2008


There's a word I don't hear too often anymore. I can recall hearing my mother or others in my family (1950's) say "I'm determined to....(fill in the blank)." I don't hear that so much anymore; even from myself! We set goals, we make lists, we keep journals...

My determinations get sidetracked.

I know the things I need to do. I just get sidetracked!

I've enjoyed reading some new blogs lately. One such blog from a young pastor in a rural Tennessee church...Ed Eubanks, Jr. Reminds me of others I've known years ago in my life, but I think this guy is more determined to think things through for himself. Interesting take on politics.

I'm determined to get this blog thing down to a science and maybe an artform, too.

Mother nature is determined to spread summer upon Oklahoma like a damp rug, complete with July humidity.

I'm determined to keep our electric bill below $150.

Our little town is determined to grow in square-yards of concrete and shopping facilities.

I'm determined to scale back, simplify, and enjoy what I have.

My old eating habits are determined to keep my blood sugar in a swinging hammock.

I'm determined to follow my health plan.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


After more than 6 months, I'm finally back to this! Retired!
Because I love to write, I'm hoping this will become an outlet for me once I have more mastery of this blogging stuff. Still unfamiliar territory.