Living Outside The Box Born-Again Techo-Geek Renaissance Man



Posted by Jeff Hendricks

In case you've noticed (like all three of my regular readers) I haven't been posting much lately. Since Hurricane Isaac, we've been trying to get back to normal. No, I didn't lose my house or anything, but I did miss about four days of work. In their infinite wisdom, my employer decided that we'd have to make up those four days by working Saturdays.

Ugh. Anyway, I'm not dead, not abandoning my blog, I've just been ridiculously busy going to work and sleeping.

I've got a month's worth of posts waiting in the wings, just need to get the time to write and edit them. Thanks for reading!

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Hurricane Musings

Posted by Jeff Hendricks

Yeah, it’s that time again. Holiday time? No, Hurricane Season! You know, the time of year where the local weather media goes nuts talking about every rainstorm as if it could be the next “Big One.” You know, there’s only so many times I can hear that on TV and get concerned. I mean, we lived in N.O. before and after Katrina (we were smart enough to get out during the storm). We saw what happened, we know the consequences. There are some things in life that you just have to accept a certain level of risk for. In fact, when you know God is in control of everything, you pretty much don’t have a say in the matter, anyway.

Still, in my life, it’s time to minimize. No, not getting rid of old clothes, I’m talking about my life. “But you’re not that busy,” you say. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m too busy to do the things I really want to do, long-term. I’m not too busy to play a game every now and then, and I’m not too busy to have fun with the family.

So I’m going to cut down on the amount of time I spend doing nothing. What am I going to fill it with? I need to find activities that will help me become a better person… not just a better video game player, or bulletin board poster. Something with eternal value.

This will be an interesting adventure, and by no means do I know how it will turn out… but anything worth having is worth sacrificing for.

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