Why this blog?

There are some days when I think Deep Thoughts, and other days when I get peeved by the world, and other days when things just delight me.

This is where I write about those things. I love what I'm doing (writing and publishing). I enjoy where I live (smack in the middle of Flyover Land). I enjoy my life (retired and loving it after 45 years working in the high-tech world).

But sometimes I just feel like having a mini-rant, or a peeve, or share a funny story. That's what I do here.

This blog is set up for skimmers like me. Read the posts in any order, randomly or sequentially, doesn't matter. Each essay starts with a fortune cookie saying or some other phrase that caught my attention.

Why? Because there are small gems of wisdom in fortune cookies. Sometimes they're crap, yeah, but often there's something there that I can learn from. And I'm passing that learning on to you. I have a file with each phrase/expression. Then when I feel like it, I choose one at random and write whatever pops into my head.

I promise, it's going to be about a 5-minute exercise. What do you get out of it? Maybe a better understanding of how you spend your time, energy, and money. And by understanding that, you may see some ways to simplify, discard, or change what's bugging you.

And if you don't learn anything-- well, hey, you wasted 5 minutes a day. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty darn sure I've wasted at least 5 minutes a day on a somewhat regular basis.

Hmm. Something to consider? Have I used up my 5 minutes yet?