One of those mornings

It’s been one of those mornings when I get up thinking “What’s it all about, Alfie?”

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the film, so let’s not draw too closely a comparison.

Like I’ve written in recent weeks, sometimes I sit down to write this blog and have no idea where it’s going to…but that would be the Theme from Mahogany and we’d be mixings up our movies and our music.

On a side note, listening to 60s and 70s music the other day brought back a melancholy feeling and memories of spending all day long at the local pool.

I digress.

Or do I?

As it has happened often since Last Summer’s Great Unpleasantness™ this morning I woke up around 3:30 and

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wondered if, after taking care of business, I’d be able to go back to sleep.

A year ago, the answer would have been no and I would be up for the day.

Instead, I have a tendency to check updates on my phone, check the Facebook memories for inspiration, check to see if a certain check hit the account, and make a grocery list if needed.

I sent myself an email with the list and a reminder that I needed to blog about…something.  Fortunately, I did manage to get back to sleep.

Still no idea whilst the coffee was brewing until I got the daily email from Seth Godin.

Today, Seth asked Some Questions.

Read the whole post, and you really should follow Seth but he wrote.

“Does this project matter?” and he went on to ask “Would they miss you if you stopped?”


Still, questions that should be answered.

I know I have a few loyal followers. I appreciate you greatly. I know that sometimes you even really like what I have to say.

Thanks to Google Analytics, and my now sharing this blog across about a half-dozen social media platforms, I also know that I have about a thousand and a half people stopping by during the month.

That’s not too shabby. But it’s also nothing to write home about, and it won’t buy a tank of gas…or a gallon?

Let’s not go there

It’s good to ask questions. I am constantly asking myself whether this blog is a project I should continue.

I don’t want the answer to the question of whether it would be missed.

For now, it’s my home, home on the web. Deer and antelope are optional.

Maybe I should write about misused song lyrics.

Or not.

Thanks for stopping by on a Wednesday where there were more questions than answers.

And maybe a song or two stuck in your head.


1910 – David Rose, English-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1911 – Wilbert Awdry, English author of The Railway Series, the basis for Thomas The Tank Engine (d. 1997)
1932 – Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (d. 2015)
1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1949 – Simon Callow, English actor and director
1949 – Jim Varney, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1951 – Steve Walsh, American rock singer-songwriter and musician
1954 – Jim Belushi, American actor
1955 – Julie Hagerty, American model and actress
1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress, director, and producer
1964 – Courteney Cox, American actress and producer


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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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