About the blog

This blog is about the journey I’m on to find and reconnect with my authentic self.

I’ve spent way too much of my life listening to reason rather than following my inner voice. It’s like my heart always knew which way to go, but my brain kept wanting to stop and ask for directions.

And you know what you get when you stop and ask for directions:

  • people who have never been there, but are absolutely sure which way to go
  • people who don’t know which way to go, but can tell you which way not to go
  • people who know a better/shorter/easier way to go
  • people who don’t have a clue which way to go

Unfortunately, all of these folks are more than willing to “help”. And they’ll get you so turned around you’ll meet yourself twice coming and going.

These days, I’m ready to chuck all the bad directions and get back to home base. But it’s not really a place I have to go “back to”. My heart is home base. And it’s always right here with me. I just need to be here too, instead of out somewhere following a map scribbled on a Dairy Queen napkin.

One of the ways I attempt to tap into my inner voice is by writing. There’s something about the creative process that connects the heart to a higher wisdom than the brain can ever reach. Of course, not everything that comes out is great stuff. But once in a while, a nugget seems to shine a little brighter than all the fool’s gold around it. And I feel like maybe I’ve got something.

So rather than let all that good stuff sit around in some spiral notebook, I’m just crazy enough to post it on a blog for everybody in the world to read. Agree, disagree, take it for what it’s worth. As I said, it’s just what feels right to me. I’m not trying to win anyone over, as if there was some kind of contest.

And I’m sure not trying to give anybody directions…


16 responses to “About the blog

  1. Hey Ken

    Love your blog. I came here via your comment on the God Journey this week and I like the way you think.

    I also liked you sticking up for Brad, sometimes he gets a bit roasted on his pod cast and I feel for him too.

    Bless ya heaps

  2. Heya Ken!

    Just dropped by to look at Mystique theme in action. :)I was thinking of ways to maximize its features.
    Great find. Love your writing..
    God bless you.

    • Hi, bellelynx. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my new look. I’ve been wanting to change from Misty Look for a while, but couldn’t find another theme that I really liked better. Mystique finally won me over, as you can see. πŸ™‚

      I appreciate your kind comments. God bless you, too.

  3. Pingback: Yearly Checkup « Ken's Back Home blog

    • Yeah, I guess writing tools are a matter of preference. I’ve written some things at the computer, but my ideas usually come faster than I can type, so good old pencil & paper work best for me. Also I feel more connected to what I’m writing. It’s more organic and natural to me because I can touch the words instead of just looking at them through the glass, I suppose.

      Anyway, “organic and natural” sounds better than “old-fashioned”, right? πŸ˜‰

  4. Hi Ken:

    Just had to say thanks, to the person that helped me take my first steps on this blog thing. Your blog on “Father’s day” was what i needed to get started. again Thanks.

  5. Yes there is nothing finer than being able to captivate one’s reader base with an outstanding piece of literature, of course there are many more blogs that one offers here in WordPress
    that are set into the mediocre variety, but these shall we say less thought of postings in terms of a good read can also trigger some very positive feedback amongst a vast range of readers, as the preference ranges vary from reader to reader depending on what their interests are.

    I think that your pen to paper approach is rather dated but after saying that, one must write in their own style and if writing in this instance is your way of transporting your inner thoughts then why not? I do favour my computer in this respect but it is the results that count my friend and so I wish you well in your Quest for Blogging…

    Be well now


    • Well, nothing here is outstanding literature. As you may have noticed, I play pretty fast and loose with the rules of punctuation. But I have my reasons.

      As for the pen and paper thing, perhaps a voice recorder would be a more modern option. But I find that hitting the delete key on the computer as often as I do tends to erase ideas as well as pixels…

    • Instruction manual? Who reads those? πŸ˜‰

      A manual would have been nice, and there are a lot of folks out there writing them (as the book section in Wal-Mart attests). But since we didn’t all come off the assembly line like Model-T’s, I think the best we can hope for is to find enough light each day to illuminate the next step…

  6. Hi Ken, I just came across your blog! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts–I can relate to a lot of what you share. We’re all trying to find our voice and our way, and I think we make more progress, individually and collectively, when we share our own little nuggets with each other. So thank you for sharing yours. If you want to check some of mine out, it’s at http://www.thecareermisfit.com. Perhaps not so surprisingly, I found some similarities in our experiences and our general take-aways from life. I look forward to reading more!

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