Why do I blog?

Deerfield / IL / Etats-Unis - 11/9/15

I have been blogging, pretty much every day, since 2009. It occurred to me that there must be some reason for it. Why do I need to do it? What do I get out of it? Why do I need to have just one more thing I need to attend to in a day that is already filled with lists of things to do?

Feed the dog, take the vitamin and supplements, walk the dog, do some quick morning wake up exercises and the list goes on.

I am guessing, even without thinking too much about it, that I get something inexplicable out of it. Perhaps I am taking a need that I have to talk to someone and instead pouring words out of my head, through my arms and fingers, and quickly typing on a keyboard. I did find out long ago that I can explain myself better by writing than by simple talking. I am good at talking but better at writing. On the other hand, I have gotten into my share of scrapes when my directness with the written word, something I have more of an issue with when I speak, can cause some to not comprehend me and where I am coming from.

People tell me and MK that they feel they don’t have to connect with us because they know exactly what is going on. The fact is that I put a lot of my thoughts down, but they are filtered. I am not yet at that age where the filter has started to decline and not do its job. On the other hand, a lot does get out there.

As I go through a day, there are things that occur to me, things that I see or do that seem ripe to be put into word format. In some respects, aside from the therapeutic aspect, I am putting down things for my progeny, in the hope that they will keep history in mind when they do and say things and they will consider why things are the way they are.

As I write, it is a Sunday where I have actually taken the time, albeit short, to peruse the newspaper and at least have a cursory grasp of what is going on. I have a list of things to do, things like water the flowers, put things away, take out the garbage and recycling, and the things everyone does on a daily basis to get through life.

So, for the time being, blogging goes on.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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