07/06/2020 Halfway through another year!

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Putting my son to work shredding mail to use as packing for the eBay store. It’s not running a farm, but it’s in-home work done together with great satisfaction. Can you believe that we are halfway through 2020? It does not seem possible, and I suspect that the back half of the year will only move more quickly and then the first. Where do I stand in all this? Nowhere extraordinary. This year, I have changed jobs, increased my goals for eBay and altered my process to reach them, grown closer to my wife. In the home life has not...

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06/30/2020 : No update, just deadlines, Work and EBay deadlines.

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Whatchu want me to do, I’m sawry! See subject. For...

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06/23/2020 The Sinner

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Full Disclosure: Not thinking, just posing. Short and sweet today. I know this is late. My updates just aren’t happening on Saturdays. I have no excuse. I choose to prioritize my responsibilities for my eBay store (listing, shipping, etc.) over posting. Maybe I shouldn’t, but I do. It’s what it is in this season. Bottom line for today: I’ve been thinking a lot about sin lately, and I am guilty, constantly guilty, of a variety of sins. Resentment. Bitterness. Envy. Pride. I could go on-and-on. Even as I pursue excellence and...

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The Haunting Question and Paralysis

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“If you could write anything, what would you write?” Write that. This is arguably the simplest and most fundamental question posed to all writers, yet is also the most daunting. I cannot shake it. It haunts me. The very fact that I am writing this is proof of that. I sit here, drinking my morning coffee, a half hour before I start my workday feeling like I could do anything I choose for the next 30 minutes. I want to write but do not have a project prepared—-no prompt, no goal, no purpose. So, I ask myself, as I often do, “If you could write...

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06/15/2020 Present Concern and Future Hope

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Enjoying Fam time. Today I am unsure where to begin. My heart and mind are pulled in so many directions that it seems almost impossible to grasp onto any coherent group of thoughts that would warrant a post. Most of the time, when I sit in the silence and think, my thoughts are not ones I would prefer to share. With all that is happening in the world and all that needs to be addressed within the walls of my home and within the invisible walls of my stone heart, I feel incapable of writing anything worth sharing right now. Maybe that’s good....

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06/06/2020 Post Birthday Lift

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Fresh haircuts care of my skilled and wonderful wife. Again, sorry for the late post. Typically, I want to have these up on Saturday; but life happens and the post didn’t. As I said earlier this year, the the best laid plans of mice and men are laid to waste, and that includes mine. Last week, I turned 38 years old. My wife took it upon herself to ensure I had a wonderful day, and she succeeded. I felt very loved and very valued. This of course came on the heels of my prior week update wherein I expressed negative feelings about my...

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06/01/2020 Trying to be lighter.

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The hair may never get this long again. I know this is late. I drafted a post on Saturday, but it was a little too raw, even for me. I just felt that the things that I put into the mix were better suited for an in-person discussion where tone could be clearly conveyed. Cliff’s Notes version: I’ve had trouble reconciling my age, my birthday tomorrow, and our current life position. And I blame myself. Yeah, that covers it. On lighter note, my eBay store just re-upped so I’ll be at this for another 12 months at least. Second, thanks to the...

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05/23/2020 Goals, Ideas, and Failed Execution

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More meat on this face than year opening… Full disclosure. I am not posting this while feeling the best about myself, and while I’m going to be a bit rough, I am not looking for pity, sympathy, or compliments. I’m just riffing on how I feel. I don’t know even know where to start. I’m making some progress in my office, and I intend to post about it this week. Of course, I had two other post intended to do last week, and I had something happen today I also intended to post. So we’ll see what happens… I also intended to release...

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Displays May 2020

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What happened to the shelves? So, this is not a display. Unless you want to consider it modern art. But you shouldn’t, And that’s the point. This is a mess. My office is a mess, and I cannot taking time to display my stuff until I get the store’s stuff in order. My inventory has grown unwieldy to a degree, and I need to rectify that. I have several hundred items arriving before month end, boxes of backstock to review, and pending items that need to get listed. Truth be told, I had intended for most of the stuff to pad my offerings at toy...

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05/16/2020 Reflections Halfway Through May

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Surrounded by Inventory…and tired. We are half-way through May, and the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 continue. Measured openings and limited allowances expand week-over-week; but life is not what it was once 10 weeks ago, and it will not be for some time, if ever. The sad thing is that for all the technological advancement and “disseminated knowledge” of the last few months, the cost and toll have gone far beyond the sick and the dead. The collateral damage of economic shutdown and mandated isolation is not small....

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