Life is funny sometimes. It makes you laugh until your sides hurt kind of funny. Sometimes it is funny in a makes you scratch your head in amazed wonder. Occasionally it is the kind of funny that makes you want to scream in horror, not really funny at all. In fact life is kind of a roller coaster. And the funny thing, if you want to call it funny, is not everybody likes roller coasters.
Here is something to think about. Even people who like roller coasters don't like the parts of life that would be the valleys of the ride. The low parts of life that are trying, difficult and painful. Maybe life would be more similar to a hike through the woods. Parts are happy, easy cruising, pleasant sunshine peeking through the leaves hanging on the fruit laden trees.
In a flash the situation changes. There is a rain storm hurling cold drops of ice water at you with the force of a major league fastball. Lightning is flashing, thunder crashes, and the wind is howling, and you could swear it is screaming "I am coming for you."
When you seek comfort in a cave you discover it is the lair of a large, smelly, hungry predator. Andyou run at top speed out into the gathering disaster. Leaving all of your belongings in the cave. Dangit!!!
But, as you cross the ridge praying for safety there is a resort, complete with gift shop, discount groceries, and a movie theater.
Life is funny that way, sometimes. So, as you go through your days keep your eyes on the horizon, keep your mind on the trail, and keep your wits about you. And, whatever else you do, subscribe to Life Explained, your source for the explanation of life. Don't forget to donate to our new podcast* you won't regret it, as long as you don't donate too much.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Life Explained explains life, part 1.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.