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Sometimes You Just Know

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― C.G. Jung “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” ― C. JoyBell C. “We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin

Something Worth Thinking About

Sometimes you write something and you feel good about it because it is well written and sometimes it is because you caught lightning in a bottle. Not sure if this qualifies by either one of those metrics, but there is something there that makes me think it is worth reading again. Need to think about it, maybe flesh it out in a longer piece.

Trolls

Every now and then I find trolls haunting my blogs. Some of them leave offensive comments and forget that their IP addresses make it clear who they are. Sometimes they make the mistake of visiting from their offices or schools and I am able to return their favor by taking screenshots of their visits and sending those to the appropriate parties on the other end. Most of the time that is not an issue, I just block the IP and they go away. There are better uses of their time.

Is It Gaming The System

Is is gaming the system to use this blog to try and build links and relevance? Beats me and I am not entirely sure how effective it is, but I don't think it is hurting anything either. So here are 37 links to material some posts, some of which are even worth reading. What Kind Of Father Are You? I Found You Again Spirits Of The Future Or Shades Of The Past Experience The Joys Of Blog Maintenance Bad Things Happen When You Get Bored With Blogging Dads & Daughters Are Different How To Make Hard Decisions Easier What Is Your Mission For 2015? Would You Put Your Life On Slideshare? This Post Won’t Inspire You Unless You’re… The Fifty Posts You Didn’t Read On New Year’s Eve Do You Read The Blogs You Follow? Fourteen Years Later He’s Looking For Better Advice Do Mom & Dad Bloggers Make Better Family? It’s The Kind Of Life We Should Live Men Use Pinterest Too Is It Legal To Murder Santa Claus? Sometimes Dad’s Just Don’t Know It Is The End Of The Beginning B

Not Every Post is Perfect

Some people tell me they don't publish many posts because they aren't perfect but I don't cotton to that way of thinking. If we are not talking about something I am being paid to write I believe in publishing virtually everything. It is part of how I train and work on improving. Not everything is going to be perfect, ideally most will be error free or close to it. But they won't always be as eloquent or as polished as I want. Sometimes I publish posts that I am less happy with because it is important to me to get some thoughts written down on paper and because it helps me figure out what I am thinking. Sometimes the rambling leads me to a second or third post that says things in the way I want them to read and that is ok with me. And now some links: Spirits Of The Future Or Shades Of The Past Experience The Joys Of Blog Maintenance Bad Things Happen When You Get Bored With Blogging Dads & Daughters Are Different How To Make Hard Decisions Easier W

Something Different

I just surprised myself and submitted an application to be a writer for a ethnic newspaper in a place I used to live. Not sure they'll be interested because my background might confuse them. Not sure they'll be able to pay me enough to make it worthwhile. Did it because I needed to do something different.

The Most Important Post For The New Year

I keep reading  Those Three Words  and thinking it is one of the most important posts I have written and how appropriate it is for the new year. I am better than I used to be at telling the people who mean something to me how I feel but I am still not particularly good at it. It is not natural for me. You won't know it from blogging but I am relatively stoic in person. I am not the guy who volunteers my feelings very often. But I am working on it because I have seen the opportunity disappear one time too many. Other posts you might want to read This Post Won’t Inspire You Unless You’re… The Fifty Posts You Didn’t Read On New Year’s Eve Do You Read The Blogs You Follow? Fourteen Years Later He’s Looking For Better Advice Do Mom & Dad Bloggers Make Better Family?