8 Blocks

So, I know that rapper Eminem recorded 8 Mile and that leaves me with a ways to go however, today, some 9 days after I received a pacemaker I walked 8 blocks. That’s 8 times the distance I could barely stand to walk in the past year. To say I am elated would be an understatement. Can you imagine the possibilities? I might even return to work. Once I couldn’t wait to retire I am now ramped up to get out there and see what I can do. HOWEVER, there is the fine print, and I have to be in drydock another 5 to 7 weeks. Don’t overdo it, get rest, don’t raise your left arm over your head, etc., etc. Fine, I haven’t done anything in 17 years so I guess I can wait 7 more weeks.

Welcome to my Website

Writersjourney2017.com is my newest website. That is my (dot) com domain name. I am now the proud owner of a domain. Lions have domains, tigers too, I guess, but, this one is mine. Being new and all it is considered UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Therefore, there’s not a lot to see right now.

You were looking for me, right? Here I am.

“My Heart Is Broken”

So says the superintendent of the Elementary School in Texas where 18 children and 3 adults were murdered today in a hail of gunfire from an 18-year-old.  I too, say My Heart Is Broken.  I am calling a pause on my life for a while.  This is too much to just keep on keeping on amidst this distraught and devastating news.  My grandson graduates from grade school this week and I don’t want to imagine how those parents feel right now.  Please don’t tell me God is sovereign because that’s not what I want to hear.  In fact, hearing nothing is better. To the Kraken book club, I won’t be available Friday. Nor, to the Chesleys’ will I be available on Saturday.  I may even delay my pacemaker as well.  Don’t pray for me, pray for the families of those whose children are dead.  And as I close out this email, the count has risen to 19 children.   John