Is this really my life now?

tumblr_ldlfpavmov1qekgtho1_500  Hello and welcome to my brand new website. I’ve done this once before and I loved every minute of it. It became my therapy. What I have learned in my life is that looking back does nothing but teach me lessons I can apply to my future. So no need to tell you who I was. Let me tell you who I am.

I am a single 41 year old guy living in Yukon Oklahoma. I really like my house. I love the backyard the best. I know I will spend hours out there when it’s warmer. Today it’s cold here. I’m up early and getting ready to do my workout. I do the Bowflex machine, then run on my treadmill. I like working out. It gets all of my stress and aggression off of me.

Let me explain how I write these posts. I come up with the title first. Usually what my current mood is or a question I’ve asked myself. I write a little, save the draft and go do something else. Then I write some more and so on. Until it’s done. I have been known to write as many as 4 posts a day. It’s a lot I know but I usually have a lot to write about. My mind never shuts off.

Most of the time I have music on while I’m writing. A glass of ice water and I take my time. I put in a lot of thought and effort into every word. Because I really want to reach people with my ideas about life. It’s something I’m good at.

I am single and in the dating world. It’s going okay. Man, it’s scary out there. Dating at this age. I never thought I would be here but I am. I have been on 5 first dates. I never get to the next stage. Although I have made some new friends. And they are very encouraging me. One of my friends, Linda, has been very sweet to me. She let me know what I screwed up on during our date. I said something that she didn’t like. And of course being a guy had no idea until she shut down. When I asked what was wrong she told me and she was willing to listen to me explain what I really meant.

Communication, ladies and gentlemen really is the key. If you want a friendship, relationship, or strong family life you have to rip open your chest and head and say it. Even if you are scared, or don’t want to say it outloud, you have to. You owe it to the people around you.

The people in my life are wonderful. I have the best friends in the world. They really have been there for me. I’m reconnecting with all of them. It took a friends’ passing to remind us all how great we have it.

Oh yeah, before I forget, I love getting questions from people on here. I leave it open to anonymous commenting. I won’t know who you are, so ask away. Or if you want to leave your name, go for it. I love making new friends.

I hope you enjoy what I’m trying to create here. I will be working very hard over the next few weeks to get it set up the way I want. I look forward to sharing my life with all of you. I need to get to work.

Have a great day, you are loved!


Rowboat Book Club Book #26

This month we are going to read an awesome book I’ve heard great things about. A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack, Ph.D.

A World Without Ice traces the effect of mountain glaciers on supplies of drinking water and agricultural irrigation, as well as the current results of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice—a situation that has degraded the habitat of numerous animals and sparked an international race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic possibilities loom, including rising sea levels and subsequent flooding of lowlying regions worldwide, and the ultimate displacement of millions of coastal residents. A World Without Ice answers our most urgent questions about this pending crisis, laying out the necessary steps for managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable.