This blog has been quiet for a while. Life and work have both been busy. The summer has been full of family activity. But the main reason I haven’t written is because for some time, I’ve been trying to find a more satisfying way to post that doesn’t involve logging in to my blog and using the built-in editor in WordPress.
Don’t get me wrong. I like WordPress. But I’m not thrilled with the built-in editor. Today I’ve decided to give ScribeFire another chance. It was acting flaky for me a while back, but hopefully it’s back to being stable.
There has been one event in the last week that has also given me pause, but in a good way.
A year ago I drove my son Eric to college for his freshman year at Concordia University Nebraska. It was an experience quite different from a few years earlier when I drove my oldest child, Karen, to her freshman year in Point Park University. When I took Karen to school it was still in the same Pittsburgh area where we live.
But the trip with Eric took over 14 hours each way. He was going to school a long way from home.
And a week ago, I made the same trip with our middle son David. Of course, it was a different experience than my time with Eric. They are each unique individuals. But both trips were a wonderful time to talking and listening to music and sometimes just cruising along in companionable silence.
Both Eric and David have worked for me in the time before they left for school, so along with the bittersweet experience of saying “good-bye” as I drove away from campus each time, there was also the certainty that I would have to find new solutions to the way I work.
Not a problem, really. But something that is now different.
But, it’s all good. I’m so glad to see Karen growing her own business these last several years. And equally glad to see Eric and David starting to make their own way in the world.
Now, it’s time to close this missive and get some rest as I prepare to tackle a couple more audiobooks and whatever else lies in store in the coming weeks and months.
Have a wonderful weekend. I will write again soon, I promise.