This is my first blog post in almost three months. I used to blog fairly regularly, and kind of liked doing it, but lately I’ve lost the will to blog. But a few weeks ago I got an email from WordPress, telling me it was time to renew my domain name (charleymiller.net) or lose it. So I thought about it, and decided that although I’m in a “don’t know what I want to do with the blog” phase, I figured it was worth the $26 to hold onto the domain name for a while.
The problem is, I still don’t know what to write about. It’s not that I have nothing on my mind; I think it’s more a matter of having too much on my mind at any given time, and I don’t necessarily want to put any of it out there. Years ago I was happy being an introverted, reserved person. Then I took an odd, unexpected turn into the world of pastoral ministry and out of necessity, I became a lot more involved with people than I normally would have been. But now that I’ve been back to my old regular private self for a while now, I really don’t always feel the need to tell people what I’m thinking all that often.
By the way, on the whole pastor thing – in about a month, I will have been out of pastoral ministry for the same amount of years (11) I was in it. I’m not sure what that means, other than the fact I can read a calendar.
Anyway, in an effort to get back to blogging regularly, and since I went ahead and paid the $26 for the domain name again (I literally had forgotten how to log into my site and had to try to remember the password), here is a list of Random Things About Me, in no particular order, for no particular reason…
I just put away all my Christmas decorations, except for a snowman doormat, which stays out all year around, just because we think it’s funny (“we” = me and the Lovely Miss Courtney, my daughter);
I really like Tide detergent, but only buy it when it’s on sale;
I’m very attached to Uganda, and the work Loving One by One does over there;
I need to get new tires in the next month or so. Until then, I wouldn’t ride with me if I were you;
I personally own six ukuleles, and babysit about 50 more;
I have absolutely no enthusiasm for any of the people currently running for President, in either party, and I think we should postpone the election until someone signs up who doesn’t either bore or scare me to death;
I’ve learned more about God, about the world and about people in the last eleven years than in the eleven years before that;
I really like Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” You should find it online and check it out.
OK, that’s it for tonight. Thanks for letting me practice on you for this post, and hopefully I’ll be back with something more substantial very soon.
**Note – the photo for this post was chosen for no reason, other than the fact that I’m playing a ukulele in Africa, wearing a hat with the pets.com Sock Puppet on it. All that seemed kind of cool.