In February, after examining some of my writings of the past five years, I set out my goals for 2014. This post is an update on how I am doing and some revisions. My goals fell in two categories:
Invest in Community
The last part of investing in Community had to do with use of this space and the Internet. I wrote
I hope to use my internet time to develop relationships more than to create a presence of “ideas”. As for this blog, I will continue my First thoughts on the Lectionary, and with Esther Emery continue the conversation about simplicity or “The Spirit of the Poor” on the last Wednesday of each month. I am in process of thinking about another thread that will replace this (2014) series.
I have tried to fulfil this goal, but am now in process of revising it. I will keep trying to develop relationships through the internet, but am not satisfied with how this has worked these past few months. My “First thoughts on the Lectionary” series did not continue this week. I’m not sure I have much to say that is benefit to others, so don’t think I will continue. And I will probably participate in the “Spirit of the Poor” series, but don’t think I will be involved in leadership there. I may not participate this month, mainly because I will not be at a computer during that period. And I did not develop a series of that replaced my 2014 series. This post is all that came of that. I will have much less presence on line in the coming months.
In the second category, “Live Simply” I wrote:
It is my hope to spend some time in Cummington in May to prepare some of the garden and orchard for planting of squash, potatoes and corn. I also hope to find enough smaller down trees that I can cut up for firewood that won’t require splitting.
My plan now is to have my wife drop me off in Cummington on April 24, and pick me up on May 3. That gives me about 9 days to get the garden ready, repair the deer fence so that orchard trees don’t get eaten by the deer, and perhaps get some start on my wood supply for next year. That is why I won’t be at a computer for the “Spirti of the Poor” discussion.
I have written more stories for my granddaughter, and that has been a joy. I have also made slow progress on my book being published. Perhaps it will be available at the end of May.
My plans to visit friends and family are still up in the air, but I have hope.
Thanks for reading, those of you who have stopped by here. It still doesn’t feel like a home for me, but I will see if I have anything to say along my journey, and if so, I’ll let you know.