I’m Back… Did You Miss Me?

randomlychad  —  July 8, 2013 — 11 Comments

So I’ve taken some time off this summer to get out and live! I’ve discovered that there is indeed a whole wide world out there apart from social media, blogging, Facebook, etc.

Who would have thought? 😉

As those of you who’ve stopped in before know, my wife and I have been living out that “in sickness” clause this year. Indeed, the last year and a half has been tumultuous to say the least. Which is why, when she was feeling better, we vacated the valley where we live for cooler climes. It was glorious waking up to views like:

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What’s not to love about that?

We spent a considerable amount of time just driving around admiring the different views. And eating ice cream. A lot of ice cream. 🙂 (Seriously, my pants are tighter).

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This place was decent, but their ice cream wasn’t kept quite cold enough. More’s the pity.

Here are some more gratuitous landscape shots:

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Are you jealous? 😉

As indicated above, I’ve taken some time away this summer to travel, spend time with family, and to live. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been working; on the contrary, I’ve got some irons in the fire that I’m really stoked about <--see what I did there? Fire/stoked. 😉 One of these irons is a blogging eBook with Chris Morris and Tim Gallen. We have a structure, a theme, and some preliminary pieces written. When it’s done it should be a hoot! Can’t wait for you to read it!

Another project is a semi-irregular podcast with Ricky Anderson (because neither of us can commit to “regular”–maybe we need more fiber in our diets?), called Faith, Culture, and… You. This idea grew out of a conversion he and I had via Words With Friends chat (if you can believe it) about Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz movie. I liked it, but Ricky not so much.

Should be fun.

As for personal writing projects, I’ve an idea about a couple and and weekend trip gone horribly wrong. But like the late Orson Wells, I’ll sell no wine (in this case, story) before its time. I’m calling it Casita 106 At the Red Pines.

By the way, if you’ve been looking for something to read, I can’t recommend Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game highly enough. (I’ll leave it to you to make up your own mind about the sequels, although I’m tearing my way through them).

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Peace out,

Chad

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  • damn right our ebook’s gonna be a hoot! glad to have you back, my friend. you, me, and chris should grab a beer and a bite this week to further our plan for blogging domination.

    • Sounds good, Tim, but I’ll have to take a rain check for this week. Next week?

      • certainly dude. chris and i will probably still meet. but definitely will keep you in the loop as far as what we discuss. eager to get this book back on track and out into the world. gonna be hilarious!

        • Sweet! Can’t wait for it to be out there, you know?

    • So excited to get this book out there!

  • Glad Lisa is feeling better. Looking forward to the eBook.

    • Me, too, Larry. Me, too. It should be a blast!

  • You were missed! I was asking Tim what you were up to LITERALLY right before this post went up 🙂 haha

    • Really? How cool is that? You’re a good bloke, Jim!

  • samcarter44

    That’s some gorgeous country. Glad your wife is feeling better. And ice cream would be good too!

    • Yes, it is. Thanks--me, too. Ice cream! 🙂