The Aching Beauty of Ordinary Moments

Sometimes a man just needs a little time to go climb his own mental mountaintop and mull things over without the whole world knowing about it. Hence, the “blogbattical.”

But I will return soon, and when I do, there will be some changes. You don’t hold someone’s head in your hands as they pass from this life without being changed.

Changes in cosmetics and content, but plenty of the old familiar, too. Speaking of which, if you’re my friend on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you know I haven’t been completely silent. Those have been my low-maintenance ways of maintaining community over the past few months without the pressure of producing new content several times a week.

But much has happened, and I will confess to feeling the itch to write again. Sooner or later, I’m going to reach down and scratch it. Not that writing is analogous to jock itch or anything, but you get the picture.

So for the remnant who still might check this space now and again, keep your eyes open for some fresh content and new makeup. In the meantime, look me up on Facebook or Twitter.

And don’t forget to slow down long enough to see the aching beauty of ordinary moments:

  1. greg

    just promise there will be no more jock itch references. that’s a picture I didn’t want to get….

    looking forward to what’s to come.

  2. Mike the Eyeguy

    Greg, that reminds me, I have a really good jock itch story from back in the day. It involves a 19-year-old Harding University sophomore and a beautiful (and merciful) female late 20ish newly-licensed family doc at Searcy Medical Center.

    Details to fulminate, er, I mean follow.

  3. cg

    As part of the remnant, I’m looking forward to seeing you back here.

  4. Mike the Eyeguy

    I certainly haven’t given people very many good reasons for sticking around lately, cg (or dg–whoever you are! :-)), so I appreciate you stopping by and checking up on me.

  5. mmlace

    Really glad to hear from you, Dr. Eyeguy. I don’t do Twitter, but i’ve kept up w/you occasionally on the Facebook.

    I’m glad you’ve been able to take some time away from this thing, but as a loyal Fusioneer, I’m part of the remnant that’s looking forward to what you’ve got to share here when you return.

    Much love!

  6. mmlace

    Love the new look, Dr. Eyeguy!

  7. Brady

    Welcome Back. Wife is on Facebook but not me. I don’t have enough discipline.

    Life is fine here. We have been running a lot, and won’t do the Medoc Marathon. But we have signed up for the Beaujolais Marathon. Much safer. I am not a huge Beaujolais fan.

    God bless.

  8. Mike the Eyeguy

    Wife has kept me up to speed on your marathon prep. Sorry the Medoc was full, but you can always carry your own flask at Beaujolais, ya know? I’m still puttering around at the rate of 32-40K per week, but my aching lower back continues to, er, hold me back from any serious training plans.

    We just sent No. 2 Son off to university and now Eyegal, No. 3 and I are looking at each and asking, “What next?” Things seem a little out of balance, but we’re adjusting. I know you can relate.

    Good to hear from you, old friend. Thanks for your prayers these last few months. God bless you, too.

  9. carolinagirl


    It’s good to “see” you again. I have missed your blog entries.

    We all need to take the time to heal once-in-awhile. Life changing events are – well – life changing. Sometimes those affected by those changes are the only ones who can understand them.

  10. Mike the Eyeguy

    cg–Great to hear from you! I hope everything is OK in AK. Look me up on Facebook!

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