Friday, April 21, 2006

Thinking in Ohio

To be sure, most of the blogs that I check out regularly are pretty much fluff. I'm generally looking for somebody to make me laugh or smile on my breaks from work. It helps me get through the day.

But one day, I was sitting at home, and clicking that button up in the top right portion of the page that says, "Next Blog," and I happened upon a page with the title of "Thinking in Ohio." I thought to myself, "I like thinking, and while I do not live there, I am largely ambivalent towards the midwest. I shall have to give this one a read-through."

And I did. And what I saw there was a man who was grappling with some of the weightier concepts of trying to live as a Christian, as well as a man who was trying to honestly make sense of life. I was compelled to go back frequently, and I think that, no matter what you believe, if you like to read about a person trying to put it all together, you will find yourself going back frequently as well.

I will offer a disclaimer, though. When you go there, in one of his recent posts you will find him offering me very gracious praise. I just want everybody to know that yesterday, before he posted that, I was thinking to myself, "Man, I really like that site. I need to write something in my blog about him so that all three or four people who come to my blog will go and see the goodness over there." Sadly (or, I guess, happily), he, unbeknownst to me, beat me to the punch, and now it may just look less like I am offering him honest praise.

You'll just have to take my word for it that this is not the case; he produces quality work, and I'm looking forward to getting to know him little by little through his posts and our comments to each other.

That's all. Go there.


Anonymous said...

Thanks A.C., I am honored that you would share this compliment. Just for the record, it's people like you who inspired me to share my simple thoughts. When I first heard of "blogging" it sounded like a wasteful and narcissistic use of time to me.

Then, I began reading blogs like yours and others. I soon found out how cool it could really was. It really isn't about yourself as much as it is about others... you're writing for an audience of friends, even strangers. It's amazing to think that people all over the country can add depth to each others lives through something as simple as writing.

So, what I'm saying is "thanks" not just for your complinment, but for your own blogging itself.

Saint Me said...

Yeah, it's weird. You count to 1000 and then you add a one so it's 1001, 1002, 1003, and so on as if you were counting from the beginning of numbers, but with a 100 in front of them.