The two years we spent in Thailand were the best years of my
life, and to be able to go back and relive some of those memories through the
words, pictures and videos of this blog, is priceless.One of my favorites is the Ban Kruit Family
Vacation video... I remember it like it was yesterday.I would give anything to have that life
back.I just watched one of the earlier
videos, where Mary is teaching a drawing class; Mike took that short video,
asking her questions and capturing the magic of make believe... just to hear
his voice triggers a calming reaction that was commonplace for a pretty
significant period of time in my life.To say that I miss him is an understatement.
My life is so different now; the family dynamic has been
totally reconstructed from the Brady Bunch merge, to housing the “village” to
raise the child.I took in my
ex-brother-in-law in a mutually beneficial arrangement, about a year and a half
ago, and he has come to play a very important role in Mary’s life, as her
dominating father figure.The
ex-mother-in-law followed, shortly thereafter.The results… Mary is a happy, healthy, aspiring ballerina, and
straight-A student. She’s also one of
the coolest people I know and I love spending time with her.
I started a new job last summer, working for an IT services
company, managing a team of Cisco VoIP engineers.I have never worked so hard in all my
life!I love it, and I hate it… I miss
the laid back atmosphere of a cushy government job, and every day I find myself
fantasizing about living in some docile communist country, half way around the
world, with no one depending on me at work.Would I miss the challenge and sense of accomplishment?Would my new found skills atrophy and diminish
my sense of worth?Would that really
matter if I had a life?Definitely NOT!Who knows what the future holds, and who
really cares if I’m just living in the moment, right?
I want nothing more than to lay on this couch, and not have a thing to do all day. I am diggin' the documentary genre right now (Thanks to Mr. Micah), and I watched "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything", which absolutely blew my mind, and, simultaneously, entertained me. I told Micah to watch it, and pay special attention to the Cause and Effect section; then I would tell him the story about our decision to give birth to him, and how he changed my life.
Now, I'm watching Shakespeare High... looks promising.