I seem to be taking an unintentional partial sabbatical from blogging. It’s not deliberate—I just seem to be somewhat overwhelmed with other things to do.
Where do I start?
School. Two more classes, and then a final exam, in each of the two courses. I have a bunch of papers I need to get graded yet, but seem to have 20 other things demanding time, as well.
Politics. Wow. The Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska is working very hard to get people to attend our County GOP Conventions that take place between June 1 and 10th. We recruited a number of people who filed as delegates, but now we’re trying to train them…which means I’ve been on the road, and doing conference calls with lots of groups in the last week, and have several yet to come. We’re having some fun, and may be able to make a little difference at our county and state conventions. It’s very exciting to see all of the “young” folks getting involved. I’ve run into more 20-somethings who are eager to take on leadership roles in the Party—not *just* work for Ron Paul. THAT gives me hope for the future.
Aging. I will hit a significant milestone in life next week—assuming that I survive the next few days of travel on the road to help delegates to our county conventions, and the rush of adrenaline that I’ve been feeling leading up to the conventions! I can’t say 50 feels like it’s going to be substantially different from 40 (although we’ve added Isaac to our family since my 40th birthday, so I suppose that’s a little different). But I don’t take the George Burns, “I Wish I Was 18 Again” approach to life, I guess. I’m pretty happy where I am. And besides, as I told my 46 year old sister the other day, “50 is the new 35”.
Summer. We had a perfectly delightful long weekend with my extended family at a family reunion. Limited internet access, swimming pools, lots of walking and great food—I was exhausted from all that relaxation when we got home, but it was a needed respite from the political madness and end of the term rush that I have going on. My kids are old enough to stay home by themselves for limited periods of time, so I’m a little freer to pursue other things, and life is good!
I suspect that I’ll have lots of exciting things to report in the coming weeks from my part of the world. Stay tuned!