Monday, September 6, 2010

Not Really Goodbye

Not Really Goodbye
Kevin Bryant

I have found all sorts of ways to get motivated enough to sit here and write something. Sometimes it is the topic itself. Sometimes it’s the fact that I had a discussion or debate about the topic within the past couple of days. Sometimes it is something I hear on the radio driving into work in the morning and sometimes it’s something that I think you will find interest in and possibly stirs up a little emotion.

I have tried my best not to bore you to sleep or bring you to the point where you would like to stick ice picks in my eyes so I could never again see a keyboard and produce such dribble. I try not to hit the same topic more than once without a good deal of time having passed between the first and second blogs and I try to type things just as the words would be if I were saying them out loud.

It’s with a bit of sadness I write this. My personal life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn and is about to change in a way that will make it practically impossible to keep writing. I’m going to miss this. It’s a lot like therapy but you don’t have to pay by the hour to get things off your chest. Who knows, if something irritates me enough, I may forgo an hour or two of sleep and rant for 30 paragraphs about it. So, have you heard the last from me, I doubt it. However there will be months between blogs not days as before.

Not all is bad in my world. I have just passed the 30 day mark since smoking my last cigarette. For someone who has smoked for more than 30 years, this is arguably the toughest thing mentally that I have ever done. If you smoke, don’t worry, I am not going to call for your damnation. I still firmly believe that smokers should have the same rights as people who drink alcohol. I still believe that property owners should determine if smoking is to be allowed in a business establishment and not a bunch of politicians or nut jobs who think they know what is best for everyone.

I hope you all found many of my almost 200 blogs entertaining if nothing else. 2 months to go before the 2010 mid-term election. Hope you are out and doing your best to get good candidates elected and handing a lot of incumbents pink slips.

Take care and God bless.


barb p said...

I am truly sorry to hear this. I wish Kevin well on his endeavors where ever they may take him.

Quitting smoking is hard emotionally is almost an understatement, Kevin, I congratulate you ( as a former smoker of about 40 years), I "feel your pain".

joe robinson said...

Although I’m a relatively new subscriber…sometime in the past year, your blog is one of the very few, 1 or 2 others, that I read completely. I identify with you and your rational intellect. I hope you do get riled up every so often to put something in writing. But, I know, somehow things don’t seem to be very important when a life changing event occurs.

I hope you have the best medical care to not only cure you, hopefully, but to make your quality of life as comfortable and precious as possible. Grasp every second as interesting and enlightening as possible. Self-observe your thoughts…something good is likely to come out of this phase of your life’s journey. I sincerely wish for “Not Really Goodbye”.

Lance Hillier said...

Your pungent wit, and deep insight will be missed Kevin; know I'll be looking forward to reading you when you do find time to speak your mind. God Bless and keep up the good fight...

bill j said...

Hello My Friend:
Sorry to hear you won't be writing any morel Really enjoyed your writing most of the time.
I'm very glad you quit smoking . It is a hard thing to do. I quit after about 28 years.of very heavy smoking. Cigars and Cigs both. The rottener the cigars were the better I liked them and I inhaled them down to my toe nails I think,...Kept a box in the car a and one at work..My poor wife and kids had to endure it even in the car. What a fool I was.
In 2006 I had a triple by-pass, 3 separate stents prior to that and 3 more stents separately after that. My leg veins were so rotten that they had to take a vein from my arm and my 2 mammary veins to do the by-pass. The Lord must want me here for some reason yet as I am as of last Feb. 80 years old. and still hanging on.
I have studied and been in volved with the political world for almost 50 years now, from town, city state and even presidential politics. I believe the Lord wants me involved just to be able to worn people around me .(A watchman of the Wall). These days are exciting but not too good. I do believe our Lord is coming soon.
Would love to hear what you are doing if you have a little time my friend. May Our Lord be with you . Love in Christ Bill