Monday, October 13, 2008

The Perils of Late Onset A.D.D.

So sue me. It's been over two months since I last blogged. Not for lack of trying. I WANT to blog. But for some reason, despite the fact that I'm a writer...I just can't seem to write. I have a full-time job which I love, and that keeps me busy. Plus there's that whole family "thing." Wife. Three kids (one in college). Dog. Cat. Oh...and a few carnivorous plants which I'm sure will suffer and meet their maker while under my care.

Anyway...I can't seem to write. But I'll keep trying.

Right now while the economy seems to be fluctuating wildly around me, my thoughts are more on Philadelphia and my beloved sports teams. The Eagles pulled out a wild one yesterday. Penn State (technically not a Philly team, but does anyone really follow Temple football?) is really playing well. But mostly I'm in baseball mode. My Phillies are in the NLCS against the Dodgers, and despite a rough game last night, are still up 2-1 in the series. Tonight will be very telling. Haven't won a championship since 1980. Last saw the World Series in 1993 and we all know how that ended. Here's hoping Brad Lidge can avoid doing a Mitch Williams impersonation.

So as I sit here nursing a nasty cold and drinking coffee (is that a wise thing?) I have thoughts of all the many things I want to write about here. Here's hoping that I can maintain the pace and dedicate myself to writing once again. Unfortunately I think the Internet has contributed to my late onset A.D.D. and I can barely pay attention to anything for more than a fleeting moment. WXPN. Radio. Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. Central PA. Music. Local Music. Books. Sports (both real AND fantasy). Family. Writing. Listening. Reading.

Oh look...a bird!


Aaron Aiken said...

welcome back to the world of blogging! I will be reading.

Known Human said...

Welcome back to the fold.

Anonymous said...

I follow Temple football and my guess is that the other 12,000 season ticketholders the Owls have do, too. With Al Golden, the fan base is steadily increasing, recruits are getting better and wins will soon be more numerous. And, of course, more people will join the growing group following Temple football.

Ken said...

Just to clarify my Temple statement, I can see it may have come off as harsh. And, yes, the program has improved greatly in recent years. I was merely referencing growing up in Philly in the 70s when Penn State was king (probably still is) and when Temple was certainly not known for its football. Personally, the only time I would root AGAINST Temple, but be the times they play PSU. But in basketball, I grew up on the Big 5...and will always root for Temple and Villanova, et al. Did not mean to offend.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're taking a stab at breathing new life into this blog. (Is stab/breathe kind of self-defeating?) I'm looking forward to what you have to say, especially about all things cultural in Central PA.