Spring soccer is terribly unpredictable in Virginia, and I assume elsewhere. This year many of the games were rained out earlier so make up games get scheduled at the tail end, along with tournaments, etc. Even Mothers’ Day had its share of soccer games.
Life is like that. Every time we think that we have things scheduled and know what needs to happen when and where, something arises to lay those plans to rest. In the military we often referred to this as “Overcome by Events” usually described as “O.B.E.” I’ve often thought having a rubber stamp to mark things “O.B.E.” to save me the trouble of explaining it. Of course the person I’m usually trying to explain it to is myself, something like, “How in the world could this happen?”
Writing a blog can be unpredictable. Blogging is frequently OBE. It may be that priorities like family don’t leave time for blogging. It also may be that my particular muse has taken a day off.
I see many bloggers whose blogs are aimed at writers and who focus on the art and craft of writing. Some days they may write about sentence structure or writers’ tools. I guess I’m more of a philosopher than a writer so I seek to share ideas. Sometimes the day to day tasks of just plain living manage to occupy my mind and I don’t write because I haven’t had any new ideas to share.
Put another way, if I have something interesting to say, I’ll try to blog it. If I run out of time today, I’ll try to get it out tomorrow. Sometimes when I have nothing to say, I can say nothing in a funny way, so I’ll write that. On the other hand, if I have nothing to say and can’t be entertaining, I’ll just shut up.
So, if you notice a dry spell, don’t panic (or celebrate, for that matter). All a few quiet days mean is that I respect others too much to take up your time for no reason.
I’ll try to think up something funny and write that tomorrow. Wish me luck.
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