Saturday, September 14, 2013


So I walk up on high and I step to the edge
To see my world below
And I laugh at myself while the tears roll down
'Cause it's the world I know, it's the world I know
(Collective Soul)

Coming up on the one year mark here in a few weeks.
A year ago when I felt the rails came off the tracks, again.
A year ago when I began the process of reinventing myself, again.
Seems like that's something I have to do every decade or two.

The good news is, I have done just that. During the last year I have lost and kept off 55 lbs. I go to the gym regularly and eat like a person who wants to stick around long enough to piss off some xwifes.
I'm spending lots time at my place at the lake and hiking at the nearby State park. 
I went on a vacation in Italy that will never be eclipsed.
I met a great girl who has really made me appreciate the fairer sex, again.

The bad news???
There really isn't any. Well at least not on a personal level, but the truth is, the world seems to be coming off the tracks. 
We have an administration that has continually used the Constitution to supplement the White houses supply of toilet paper.
KBG's Putin has made Obama his bitch. Several Republicans don't know what side of the tracks they should be on. The nation is drowning in red ink and at such a frightening rate that it seems like the intent is malicious.
I mean free cell phones? Really? Forget about the healthcare fiasco, that boondoggle is so idiotic that even the tools that voted it in don't want any part of it, add to that crew the leftist union thugs who are jumping the sinking Obamacare ship.

In world affairs, the planet has come off the tracks on the trestle and the train is hurtling down to the bottom of the abyss.
The only thing is this world not in short supply is reasons for killing each other.

In the bigger picture lets look at the Universe.
According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics the Universe is in a constant state of deterioration.
So there's that.

I began this post with a chorus from Collective Souls, The World I Know.
I like that song, couldn't tell you what the writer was trying to say, or if he was trying to say anything at all.
But the song is on my phone, in a playlist I created of just a bunch of singles that I like.
I had that playlist going as I was walking in the park today. Usually I only have the music playing on my walk to and from the park just to drown out the traffic noise, I like to pause the music when I hit the park and just listen to the ambient noise of the woods and stream that seem to be the only sounds available when walking the parks paths.
For some reason I just let the music play on while I walked the shaded paths alone.
That song played when I was about halfway through. And the chorus plays and I always think about the the third planet from the Sun, I think about what an incredible terrestrial machine it is and the complexity and the beauty of the whole thing and what an incomprehensible being to have breathed it and us into existence.
Then I think about that being, lets call him God and what it must be like to have created all this and us and what he must think of our stewardship of this gift.

So I walk up on high and I step to the edge
To see my world below
And I laugh at myself while the tears roll down
'Cause it's the world I know, it's the world I know
(Collective Soul)

Ehhh just food for thought.