Hello, my friends. Once again, it is Saturday. I find myself sitting on the couch in my quiet house. The only sounds are the rhythmic snores of three dogs, and the faint hum of an electric fan in an adjacent room. It’s overcast outside, so it is comfortably dark in the living room. It felt like an ideal time to do a little writing, so here I am.
I just finished listening to some lectures by Dr. Jordan Peterson, of Toronto University. Dr. Peterson has gotten a lot of attention as of late from the Social Justice Warrior crowd, who regard him as the Devil incarnate. I’m new to this drama, but I believe the main reason is his refusal to use alternative gender pronouns when asked (demanded) to by those who would like him to do so. Apparently, this has become such a thing in Canada that the Canadian government is trying to enact legislation to force its citizenry to use such words. I don’t know enough about the issue yet to speak with any kind of intelligence on the matter, so I won’t. I just wanted to say that I discovered Dr. Peterson as a result of his demonization by the SJW’s, and I’m glad I did. He has several hundred hours of video on Youtube, on a variety of interesting subjects. His talks revolve around phycology and philosophy. He has some really interesting takes on things. Check out his Youtube channel when you get a chance.
This is Mother’s Day weekend. I don’t spend as much time with my mother as I know I should. I only live about twenty minutes away, so I have no real excuse. I want to have a closer and better relationship with her, but like most things in my life, I tend to procrastinate. This is chief among my flaws. The big problem with this is that neither of us is going to live forever. Every moment that passes in this life is forever lost and can never be reclaimed. With that in mind, I am going to propose to my mom that we plan a regular time, every week, to get together. I don’t want to waste any more time.
Another thing that Denice and I have procrastinated on in having children. Natural children have been denied us by the universe. But, there’s more that one way to have children in this world. We have talked about adoption, but have always had something stand in the way of us actually doing it. It reminds me of the old saying: “If you really want something then you will find a way, if you don’t, then you will find an excuse.” Well, I think this is something that we both really want. I think this Mother’s Day is the time to begin the journey to make Denice a mom. It is time to find a way, no matter what the obstacles.
Till next time.