zigzag journey

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… the un-assuming odyssey of a donkey learning to see…

First Post: An unassuming life?

A blog about an unassuming life?  My life?  What kind of arrogance is this?  Not even Mother Teresa would have gone there….

Take a second look…. My zigzag journey is not an account of how humble I have become.  God knows that “humble” is not a main descriptor of my life, even though I may have appeared that way to some, or wanted to appear that way.

This blog is about losing my assumptions…hence the hyphenated un- part in the tag line below the main title.  It’s my zigzag journey to find reality and a modicum of truth in this post-modern world, looking for answers to some of the big questions of life…about who I am, about God, and how I relate (if at all) to everybody else’s life…

I would certainly like to dignify what I’ve found and what I write by saying that it’s about the grand search and discovery of wisdom and understanding….But, truth be told, most any time that I’ve searched for such things and found anything was first because God or something hit me upside the head with a 2×4 to get my attention and help me realize that my life was not quite what I had perceived it to be.  It’s about looking, about closing my eyes sometimes, about running away, and, once in a while, honestly asking and facing the answers to those big questions, and then learning how to think about them….In short, about being a rather ordinary person….

I’ll begin by recounting how my zigzag journey began, but my plan is to write on some of the issues that I’ve come to regard as important for all of us to think about, since, as I’ve come to realize, we are what we think….

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2 thoughts on “First Post: An unassuming life?

  1. is there a prize for being the first to comment ?

  2. Comment away, Jethro!! (I don’t think I ever called you that?) I don’t know about a prize, but your name will forever live in (my) history. Welcome to the blog! I just saw your pictures on your blog….you look GREAT among the lilacs!

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