I was wondering about you the other day. Glad nothing was really wrong. I had never really heard of Spurgeon sermons and so I looked it up. One learns something new every day. Thanks. Is there a particular sermon or two that you enjoyed that you could recommend?
Happy NY. Whoever owns the local unsecured network secured it, thus preventing me from accessing their Linksys router free of charge and getting broadband - for free. I am mad and pouting that I can no longer live off of someone else's internet equipment. )-; Glad your modem got fixed as well as your cars - I have had the same trouble. I wish your family weren't such a rendition of "The Young and the Restless". Drama gets old. God Bless You.
Happy New Year my friend. Glad to see you back on the net, and hopefully I'llbe rejoining the ranks soon:) I was happy to hear that your Christmas went well. Meg
Happy New Year Rich. The ramblings were well worth the wait, missed ya. B
No worries. If I weren't so lazy you'd have never caught up But that doesn't matter. I'm racing to catch you up again but I keep forgetting . I wish I'd remembered to do a blog thanking everyone properly for a whole year. But, me being me, I forgot. So, technically, I think I'm the one owing apologies.
Another great entry Rich...you know the funny thing is that Logos just keeps giving me her phone number, and I keep going what am I supposed to do with this...anyways, next time she sends me her phone #, I'll forward it on to you with haste. LOL>ok, very revealing entry, and I share its sentiments....sorry for teasing you about logos phone #.
A belated lament that while I knew I had forgotten to mention someone of value to me on the Litnet I could not for the life of me remember who. Until Bluebiird posted on her blog. I stand convicted and embarassed I forgot her. There was a short while I indulged in a blog war to see who could get to 100 first and took advantage that she has a life to live and pulled ahead when her schoolwork got in the way. So Bluebiird if you read this please forgive. I plead the advancing years.
That happened to me once Mtpspur. So now when ever i'm posting an entry, i copy the intire text before hitting post just in case that happens! Also if you sign back in and then click the back space button until you get back to the comment box and hit post it will post for you.
Oh yes, I remember! It was on the 'my apologies' entry. You reassured me that my posts were fine and dandy and insightful. Though I glowed at that, I distinctly remember thinking that that was high praise coming from someone like you. That must have been at least eight months ago............Countess is right, you know. Printing your blogs for your children is something that is not optional . And I too wonder why 1984 is so popular -- I read it because everyone here seemed to revere it tremendously but I never did understand why!
PS: You must print your blogs out and leave them for your grandchildren. That is not an option.
Somehow I missed this entry till now (bad, tired eyes must have accidentally missed it). You know, Rich, of all your entries it is this one that shows the depth of your soul, and the thought of your intellect. Here you have actually looked across the forest, apprehended some of the trees and come to a higher, spiritual understanding of what it means to be alive. You should do this more often - you're at your best. You're not shallow; you just chose to be sometimes. (-; I have a horrible, schizophrenic record with PMing people. I used to meticulously maintain correspondence (even as a child, I had 8 pen-pals at one time) but in the hurry-blurry of life, I've let that go. It's never about you or anyone else for that matter; usually it is about me and time-limits or emotional status. So, forgive me, and never take it personally, unless you enjoy suffering, and then who am I to deprive you? (-: I look forward to another year of your blogs. MERRY CHRISTMAS and GOD bless you.
To Capt Pike: I thought about explaining the first remark and then forgot. When I created my first blog entry I had typed a full glowing account filled with the family background blah blah blah but when I went post it the entry would not take. The forum had booted me out. I had to log in again and my history was GONE. I started over and made it shorter. Remarkably for someone of my personal appearance I got kissed more then I deserved but I liken my looks to a less cuter Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) but the smile is more sincere--or so I hope.
This is the third time that I will begin typing something to you, whether in a private message or here, now in response to your blog entry. The first two times, my PC hung -- and it was two different PCs, so no, it's not a micro-crack in the motherboard of my albeit antiquated PC. And this last time, Little Mrs. wonderful just came home from work and that of meeting of the members of the board of directors of one of the many service organization she belongs to. So anyway, hello! How are you doing? After I read your entry, I got to thinking and discovered I first came here early in January. I didn't dare to do any blogging until the middle of the summer. So many things about this particular site seem in stark contrast to most of the garbage out there. The short story contest caught my eye, but it didn't seem reasonable to have to make 100 posts. These days, I have been staying away from the contests and forum itself, instead reading from a heady mass of good literature. Here I go, talking about me again, but it's O Henery I'm reading these days. ONE THING: I don't understand the first line of your entry. Your second entry was the first posted? I'm essentially blond here -- what there is left of it. I think of you has a friend, but I can't really picture you. _p
Love you too Rich*big huge hug* I know I've not been around as much, but I'm still trying. I for one and very grateful that you stayed around my friend. Friendships are often too few and they should be treasured as the jewels they are:)
Therapy for the soul is a great title for your blog/bio Mtpspur! congrats on one year of a wonderful blog!
I like your attitude about writing your blog as Therapy For The Soul. How very true, and I hope that your beautifully written blog will indeed by read by your children/grandchildren, because me as an outsider, feel so privileged in getting to know you through your tales and comments. I echo the sentiment that your blog stands alone as one of a kind, and I am proud to call you a friend. With much admiration, Karen (a.k.a. Kiz_paws). **hugs**
I have often wondered if our cars have a second sense as to when the owner is finally sitting in a comfortable (but not too comfortable, ha ha) financial position. Because it seems like that is always the perfect time for some 'little' thing to go, and it is back to square one again. SIGH. It does make me wonder. And I smiled at your telling of the chair. What a cute story that was, and hope that all who have the privilege to 'park it' on that chair, that they appreciate all that went into it. Thanks for the great blog entry!
Well, thank goodness you didn't leave Rich. I guess back then I may not have replied as much because of several reasons: (1) I didn't really know how these blog things worked and whether comments were desired or not (2) I didn't know you as well then and (3) your blogs tend to be long, so my attention span (when it comes to computer screens I'm convinced I have ADD) wouldn't allow me through the whole read. Thanks for mentioning me. And congratulations. These will be great for your children and let me say you have the best blog of all here.
Congrats on ONE YEAR of blog entries mtpspur! . . . . . "Therapy for the soul"--that's great! . . . . I've been watching, hoping you remembered your own blog's anniversary! . . . . Now, when you want to print it, please, don't hesitate to ask for a how-to
In return Andave I noticed you when you mentioned a comment regarding Christianity of mine that you thought I had rendered in a rather nice way. Oh to have seen me in the zealot days when doctrine was everything and tolerance was lip serviced. For the record I remember being humbled by your remark and strove for just a bit to be more Christ centered in the religious forums but I fear the results were so-so as the Drama Queen is even more subtle then the serpent and will have her due. I then began noticing your name more and more and was startled to discover how young you were. I tend to read everyone here with an approximate age of 23 in mind until I look at a profile or given more info. Being just bit more careful now when I comment unless I'm on a soapbox. You always write older then you are. Thanks for the comment . Rich