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March 2, 2012

Let me put it this way:

A friend of mine once wrote a story about the leader of a kingdom who upon his death, found himself in a land exactly like the one he used to rule.  Being a hands-on kind of ruler, he rolled up his sleeves and got to work ruling, pleased with his afterlife.  For a time he was overjoyed at how smoothly everything went when his attention was focused on a problem, until he realized that any problem he wasn’t paying attention to fell into instant disaster, and so it would be . . . for all eternity.

Fortunately for me, I was only the inspiration for this story (seriously), not the actual subject of it, and the “all eternity” bit is definitely an embellishment.

But it still makes for some pretty long weeks occasionally.

Getting Physical (Part Four)

March 1, 2012

Those who scream “Consequences!” are tougher to deal with, particularly the ones who take a core of being right, wrap it in a whole lot of wrong, and proceed to try to beat people over the head with it.  But for the sake of my sanity we’re going to ignore the screaming and the bludgeoning, and focus on what they are right about:

There are indeed consequences to getting physical in a relationship – physical consequences, emotional consequences, and according to many, spiritual consequences.  Being no great expert on spiritual matters, I’m going to have to let you come to your own conclusions on that subject, and the physical consequences really are a topic for a private conversation a little closer to time.  (Though as a side note I always find it interesting that nobody seems to include irate parents/siblings/significant others/etc. in their lists of physical consequences anymore, the optimists.)  Besides, the odds are good that by the time you read this you will have had your fill of horror stories about the physical consequences, and if you’re anything like me, you’re not going to be impressed by them.

Good.

So in my next letter we’re going to talk about the emotional consequences, and why they are how you can be physically ready and not be “ready ready.”

And I already warned you about that eye rolling thing.