My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Thursday, January 27, 2011




My journey begins. On the 13th of this month I had Rotator Cuff surgery. Today I am on the way to Florida from the Midwest for 3 weeks of Physical Therapy. My arm in a sling and toting a small bag I was dropped off at the airport by a good friend. I should state I haven’t flown in 20 years. This is to be an experience. Being a good trooper like my son, I packed lite. I booked my flight over the computer and had only a piece of paper to show I was to go on a flight. Walk in, give the paper to the ticket agent, there was only one person in front of me. Yes, sir , may I help you, Thank you sir, gate A4. He points me towards the dreaded TSA agents. Oh please help me!

For all the bad hype on the TSA people I HAVE to say my experience with them was a pleasant experience. Either it was because I am old, fat and ugly and no one want to frisk me or perhaps because my arm is in a sling +. It was yes, no sir, and may I help you sir. For all the recent hype about TSA I found my experience pleasant.

Bloging at 40,000 feet and at about 360 MPH! This so cool for someone who hasn’t flown in years. Especially a professional people watcher. For those of you who have flown you might as well turn the page cause this is likely to go on and on and on. I need to get out more!

I am currently at the ascribe altitude and speed and typing for this post on my blog. I seem to have forgotten how blue God’s sky is or how white the pillow looking clouds can be. Even with the whine of the jet’s engines there is a stillness and even a quietness that seems indescribable at least to this Neanderthal. Surely when one takes time to reflect on this magnificent creation called Earth they must realize there is some Greater Power. I had planed to go on however allow me this. I am just going to sit back, relax and take all His majestic creation in.

God Bless,


PS My thanks to my wonderful sister and BIL who have graciously provided housing, food, and one of the finest Physical Therapists in Central Florida for these 3 weeks coming. And a second special thanks to my BIL for rigging my computer so I can type and post this post.


Adrienne said...

I have been wondering how you were doing. Three weeks in Florida should do the trick...

Bless you

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Hey Pops,

I think you are right about the TSA, after all, who in their right mind wants to feel up an old fat man? lol

I hope you get to enjoy some of the sights and the sun while in Florida.

I used to live in Lake Worth, Florida many years ago. Well , I am getting back into the swing of things after my month long bout with pneumonia. I got back to my own home yesterday morning.

You know what they say, "Home sweet home, the place where you can scratch where it itches."

Jeff-for-progress said...


Best regards for a speedy recovery.

MightyMom said...

glad you opted out of riding that bike down there!!

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

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