Serenity Now


I enjoy writing this blog; it’s been a nice release for me, and it’s also been a joy to see my writing reach literally tens of people around the world. Lately, things have gotten a little crazy for me and I haven’t been able to give my blog my full attention or, for that matter, any attention at all. Perhaps you’ve noticed…dang it. I didn’t think so. All of us are busy; I’ve seen (in my distorted, glaucoma-ravaged mind’s eye) this blog’s audience as a nest full of chirping baby birds, ever hungry for more, but in reality everyone has lives to live and so the baby chicks occupy themselves in other ways. Hopefully you haven’t all grown and flown from the nest.

Another La Jolla Sunset

When I started this thing back in November, work was slow and I had some time on my hands. My life was like an Arizona wash: wide, sandy bottomed, with a bush or two poking up and an occasional boulder here and there. (I could just have easily been describing my butt). Well, now I’m feeling monsoonal (as opposed to premenstrual); that same wash is now a raging torrent of activity, filled with my daughter’s wedding preparations, plenty of work, summer girls’ basketball, bills and other things. Foolishly, I jumped in with both feet, or perhaps I was pushed; regardless, I’ve been swept away, and when I finally emerge, sputtering, coughing, crawling up the bank, it could be weeks from now.

I hope you’ll wait for me. Until then, if you’re really desperate for something to do, check the archives for some of the older stuff. I don’t think it’s any worse than the drivel you’ve come to expect from me lately, and I’ll be comforted with the knowledge that someone’s still visiting even though I’m not writing. My daughter’s wedding is on June 23, in just over a week; hopefully I’ll do something embarrassing that I can write about. (Count on it). For those that pray, please do so for the event; that it’s nice, not too hot, that it blesses my beautiful, special girl and her groom, and that I see him as much more than just a thief who has stolen that which I held most precious and sneaked off into the night, so that I and others must then follow him with vicious dogs, guns and lighted torches until he…just kidding.

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About Thestrugglershandbook

I'm a middle aged (if I live to be 100) guy, married, father of three, from Tucson, AZ. I'll write about almost anything. Though somewhat bent, what I write is always true(ish). It won't change your life, however. Unless that would preclude you from reading...
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22 Responses to Serenity Now

  1. Enjoy the wedding preperation and the wedding itself. The blog will wait.

  2. Sorry I’ve not been stopping by your blog as often. I’ve been reading some others and your got buried in the reader somehow. lol…. anyway, I’m making it a point to read a few blogs faithfully no matter what. Yours is one of em’. God bless…

  3. Good luck with the wedding! Don’t worry, we won’t unfollow. (Have you read that one? See Freshly Pressed.

  4. mybrightlife says:

    Have been so busy this side that I haven’t even had a chance to get back to your previous post to comment. I looked, liked and ran – planning to return and respond to the lovely commentary and pictures of a beautiful place. This blogging community is a funny business. Getting to know people through their posts is a special priviledge and one I hold dear. But being a fan also means I pay attention and am aware that you must be spinning with the build up to the wedding. I hope it provides you with wonderful blogging material (can’t wait – but no pressure!) and that it is a wonderful day filled with love.

    • Thank you so much! It will be a golden day, I’m sure of it, with lots of worry beforehand over things we can’t control (like the weather; supposed to be 110F next week, but our monsoon paid a surprise visit today, so anything can happen now). I hope your busy life is for blessed reasons, and I will visit you again soon as well.

  5. The Guat says:

    Serenity now … what going on Costanza? Hope you enjoy the wedding and no worries your followers will wait you’re too funny. Have a Happy Father’s Day. 🙂

  6. Arizona girl says:

    No worries! We’ll be here to read more when the time is right again. In the meantime, enjoy the heck out of the wedding – everything pre and post too. It’s going to be wonderfully perfect, no matter how the weather is!

  7. iamscotia says:

    I like this blog, one of the more real pieces of Internet I have come across.

  8. MissMeddle says:

    Hilarious.
    Cheers 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    Life has its ups and downs and so has blogging. We all will wait patiently!

  10. I have been missing you and I don’t know how it happened. Glad to find you back on the scope for me at least. 🙂 Weddings can be all consuming and suck the last drop of blood out of you.

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