Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We survived Christmas.

I have dreaded the Christmas holidays for as long as I can remember. And, while I know I'm not alone in that, perhaps my reasons are less common than most. You see, I used to hate all the parties, shopping crowds, and the overspending. Well, I haven't had to worry too much about those things, lately. But, I still worry that there will be unpleasantness. This is my personal disease. It's the inability to relax into the present moment. I've thought a lot about this recently. And it occurs to me that, while this is a year-round problem for me, it always seems more pronounced around the holidays. But, I made it through again. Maybe I'm learning. And, we did have a white Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving

What a start to the holidays! My daughter dislocates her knee. At least it happened to coincide with the the start of Christmas break. I try to look at all positive aspects of these incidents. This one wasn't easy. But, it did give us more time to spend together as a family. And, my daughter is learning the benefits of slowing down!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Welcome to The BridgePedaler!

Well, this marks the very first post on the blog. Chances are good that few will end up reading this...But then, you never know. I'm absolutely brand new at blogging, so do be compassionate in your judgement. As I am new to this, and as there are obviously millions of blogs that concern themselves with all manner of obscure and potentially boring subjects, I will try to make this relevant, informative, and interesting. For those who are interested, the name BridgePedaler comes from my interest in bicycles, in particular Bridgestone bicycles. And, it relates to the idea of building bridges, in terms of intellectual and spiritual discussion.