I’m an old computer tech that wants to try his hand at blogging. Bear with me, I haven’t done much expository writing since college. My first “Writings” post shows that I need to work on writing non-technical prose. It, like me, is a work in progress . . . Stay tuned, I’m ADD — EVERYTHING is subject to change — at a moment’s notice!
I’m blessed to be married with a beautiful, intelligent, strong, tender, loving Christian lady who has blessed me with three fine sons. I have five children and four grand children. I was raised in the country, but have been surviving in town for almost four decades. Just can’t seem to get out of town and back to the country where I belong. Guess it’s just not important enough to me to go through the pain necessary to get from here to there, even though it would do us all a lot of good.
You’re going to see me refer to ADD a lot in this blog. I was diagnosed in 2011, but both the counselor who made the initial diagnosis and the doctor I followed-up with agree that I’ve probably been ADD all my life. We’re all told not to let our problems and shortcomings define our lives. Well, with ADD, that’s not a choice you get to make. The best quote I’ve seen about ADD is: “Being ADD is like channel surfing — but you’re not holding the remote!” Yeah, that’s pretty much what it’s like. (I’ll do a search later to get an attribution for that quote. I dis-remember who it was that said it at this moment, and I don’t want to break the flow.) For you movie buffs (with children) here’s another way to look at it: Remember the dogs on “Up?” No matter what they were doing, even the hint that a squirrel was in the area would totally distract them — often with comedic & disastrous results. Being ADD is like that. EVERYTHING is a @*&# squirrel!
You’ve probably noticed that I refer to ADD as a state of being, not as something I have. You either are ADD, or you’re not. It’s not something that can be “fixed” or “cured.” The best docs in the world can only help you to learn to live with it. Being ADD means that your brain is wired different from “normal.” It is what it is, and you get to learn to live with it. (1/21/2016 – I’d seen something – somewhere – that ADHD/ADD was considered part of the autism spectrum. Just did a search on it and there seems to be some rather religious disputes on that topic, so what ADD is, exactly, is still like trying to nail Jell-O to a bulkhead in a hurricane.)
I’ll do other posts on ADD, for right now, I’d like to move along and go on to other topics.
So, what’s this blog all about? Life, marriage, parenthood, family, faith, work, play and everything else that pops into my ADDled brain! Think of it as the little bicycle with training wheels of blogs. This is a place where I’ll talk about what I’ve done, what I’d like to do, about what I think is wrong with the world, about what I think is right with the world (Hopefully, there’ll be more in the latter than the former.), relationships, plans, dreams, and navel lint. And, it’ll be a place for me to exercise my writing and communication muscle.