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patterns of ink

How fruitless to be ever thinking yet never embrace a thought... to have the power to believe and believe it's all for naught. I, too, have reckoned time and truth (content to wonder if not think) in metaphors and meaning and endless patterns of ink. Perhaps a few may find their way to the world where others live, sharing not just thoughts I've gathered but those I wish to give. Tom Kapanka

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Miss the Times...

Two months without a post may be a record for me since I began Patterns of Ink in 2004. It is partly because, I have been doing some writing of a different nature on weekends, and partly because of other reasons, but know this...

I miss the times when I could sit in a recliner blogging away with the background noise of my family around me, each doing different things together. Homework, talkin' on the phone, watching TV, throwing a frozen pizza in the oven, chatterin' on about what to where to school the next day. (It may be different in your house, but Julie and I raised three girls.) It's a wonderful thing when life feels like a pair of worn-out slippers--so comfortable you almost forget they're there. At the peak of my blogging years, that is what our house was like.

It's quieter now.

Nataie keeps us hopping. She just finished her volleyball season and basketball practice has already begun. Nora comes over a couple nights a weeks and we love that. Kim and Nate are doing fine in Chicago and looking forward to coming home for Thanksgiving. But mostly I am very busy with school-related work right now. It's good work--there's nothing else I feel more called to do!

Last Monday, I was asked to share some closing remarks for our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. I knew it was going to be a very busy day and a Board Meeting came right on the heels of the NHS event, so I put the remarks in "videoverse" just in case I had to step out before my part of the program.

Since these "Two Words" have been at the top of my blog for over two months. I thought I'd post the video here.


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