Countdown to June 2nd, 2016

I’m headed somewhere and I’ve spent the last few months really contemplating the destination.  After taking my last birthday in stride, I’m making plans for what I want to do with the rest of my life.  It is kind of like constructing a road map for an open-ended road trip.  I don’t know where I am going to end up, but I definitely need to know where I am headed.  I think that taking some time to intentionally plot one’s future falls firmly within the realm of “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.

As part of the introspection process, I couldn’t help but notice where we all are as a society in contemporary America and I’ve come to a conclusion:  the wheels are about to come off of this thing.  I don’t meant that we’ve got a flat tire and have just not noticed the noise.  I mean that we are doing 120 mph and there is maybe one lugnut left on each wheel.  We’ve got some serious problems.

So, here is my solution.  I’ve been doing a lot of reading, reorganizing, and re-prioritizing.  In fact, I believe that all of us needs to start with a hard look in the mirror before we set about to address larger issues.  Regardless, I have some goals in place for myself and one of them is that I am going to write every single day from a whole year.  While this is primarily an exercise in writing for my own benefit, I also hope that publishing on the website will give me some accountability…along with a forum to either address some issues which merely need clarity or set fire to some issues which need to be burned to the ground.

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