Time…good good time…where does it go?

by vernsanders on September 23, 2009

OK…hands up from those that recognized the reference to the one hit that the Pozo-Seco singers ever had! Still have the vinyl…filed between an album by the Pointer Sisters, and the Rascals first album. Man…where does the time go?

But this is not about nostalgia, or one hit wonders (someday, perhaps…)…but rather about the time I’m missing out on (I know…bad grammar…live with it…) because I’m having to spend so much time doing the new Creator project stuff–and yes it will be a relief to not have to dance around that topic once we actually go public.

One thing I’ve discovered about myself is that I’m task oriented. I will often miss meals (and sleep) in an attempt to finish something I’ve started…to “get it off my desk.” There’s been a lot of that going on in the past few months, and one of the things that has gone by the wayside is reading.

Reading runs deep in my family. My parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents…they all read, and often. I taught myself to read at the age of 4 by reading the daily newspaper (The Stockton Record, for those who care…and it was an afternoon paper…how many of those are left?), partly, I’m sure, because that’s what my dad did when he came home from work…read the paper.

There are a lot of reasons I don’t read as many novels–mostly mysteries–as I did 10 years ago, but I do miss it. There was a time in my life when I read everything I could get my hands on about business. Now I just do it (hmmm…that’s an interesting phrase…might make a good marketing slogan…). I’m looking forward to the new business launch in order to get back to doing some reading of the authors I enjoy of late: Marcia Muller, Sue Grafton (she’s almost done with the letters…then what?), Lee Child, Andrew Vachss.

And I’m not keeping up on my professional reading either. I used to do a lot of the book reviews for the magazine, but now almost all of them go to others for review.

No…what I’m missing out on now is reading blogs. I find them fascinating, and the whole blog culture has enabled me to find intersting people who have interesting things to say. Just today I came upon Chris Guillebeau whose blog is labelled “The Art of Non Conformity.” Now that’s something I’ve been working on since about 1955…(pause while you do the math…)

All of which is to say that I’m also missing out on writing this blog. Please be patient…it looks like it will be about another two weeks or so of sketchiness before I’m back to where I can actually concentrate on keeping a regular blogging schedule. In the meantime check out…oops…can’t tell you yet…but you can follow me on twitter or facebook. Somehow the 140 character limit makes it easier to keep up…well…that and SocialOomph

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