Thursday, January 26, 2012


 "RUTS." I sometimes hear people say, "They feel like they're stuck in a rut. I don't see this as being a bad thing. In fact, I like routine.  I try really hard to keep to a daily ritual. By keeping everything around you stable, it allows you to take a closer look and appreciated what you have.
   I wake up, before dawn, every morning with aches and pains but thats because I lived a good active life. Its true, that I leave the house every morning when its dark outside, but that's because I have a good job that enables me to pay my bills and allows me to live a comfortable lifestyle.
    I have a great wife who has worked as and emergency room nurse for the past 21 years. She is my best friend and has shared the past thirty one years of her life with me. She is very fastidious, like myself, and likes things done the correct way. She runs a tight ship and has made a good home for our family.
I am proud of my son and daughter and all the thing that they have accomplished.
I don't see anything wrong with living a routine life, it does allows you to take a closer look at what you have and appreciated the people around you. So, embrace you routine or "rut" if you insist, and this is when  the "out-of-the-ordinary"  things stand out and give us a surprise, encouragement and joy that helps us move froward. This is when I often make new discoveries.
I suppose I started my science training back when I was a kid.  I would spend hours in our muddy driveway playing in the ruts made by my father's truck. These ruts became objects to study and explore. I loved the feeling of mud oozing through my toes as I watched earthworms making their way to drier ground.  My grandmother taught my cousin and I how to fold a sheet of paper into a shape of a boat. We would launch these paper yachts out into the unknown, opening my wold to new discoveries.

How much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow. 
~old dog~                    


  1. I love your attitude and I totally agree!!

  2. An interesting perspective! My hubby is more regimented, and he has saved us both some grief with his fastidiousness. I'm more likely to swerve out of the ruts and off into the field! I am, however, making an effort to build a few good ruts!