Archive for May, 2016

What Is The Ori Brain Pondering These Days?

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

In response to a friend’s question (this post’s title):

Mmmm… I’d call it a mild mid-life crisis. I achieved “success” too soon, too soon, so to speak. I quit my job in 2009 and had been doing “Nothing” since then. Well, I thought there was an infinite amount of Nothing To Do, but after 6 years I kind of got tired of it (though not entirely). So now I want to do something. So I’m on a quest of sorts. What is the next stage of life? To begin the exploration I wanted to review the past so I’ve been reading my journals of the past 17 years. I’m making my own adventure as the cliche goes. I’ve come up w/ 3 potential Treks so far: 1) island by island from Australia to Chile, 2) overland through the ‘Stans or Siberia to Moscow, or 3) north through China, Mongolia, and Russia, over the Bering Strait and down the west coast of N. America. As you can see, I’ve got puh-lenty to ponder. This is no 2-week vacation.

Why There’s Been A Break In The Blogging

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

I expect this post to be boring to all readers. More so than my other posts, this one is written for myself.

I actually find blogging to be lacking. I want to hear/see the reactions to my stories. Online comments are usually insufficient.

That said, I haven’t had any stories that I feel are worth telling. January was spent in Pattaya, Thailand, dealing w/ things such as: attempting to fix my MacBook Pro, finding a source of insulin, dealing w/ a gas leak in my house (in Austin), etc. February was spent in Cambodia going to see the ruins of Angkor. Maybe there should have been stories there, but it was an odd, solitary time without a computer to type on. March was spent in Bangkok. Again, there should have been stories there but I just wasn’t connecting with anyone or anything. I felt like a security camera at a defunct bank, watching but seeing nothing. And since April I’ve been in Langkawi, Malaysia, skateboarding in my own navel. I’ve been reading my journals of the past 17 years, looking for patterns, etc. So again, nothing I care to discuss in a blog.

I’ve also been looking for a balance between separating myself from and keeping connected to various aspects of my life/friends in Austin.